West Bengal: One drowns, six missing in boat capsize

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 11:40

Konnagar: One woman drowned and six others, including a two year-old, are reported missing after a country boat capsized on Saturday in Hooghly River near a ghat here.

Police said the boat with about 19 pilgrims and oarsmen was on way from Sukhchar in North 24 Parganas district to here when it capsized near the Baro Madirtala ghat.

The pilgrims were bound for Shakuntala Kalibari at Konnagar in Hooghly district.
Locals immediately jumped into the river and rescued 12 pilgrims, the police said.

Efforts are on by the district administration and the police to trace the missing, the police added.


First Published: Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 11:40

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