A boat overloaded with passengers and goods travelling on the Niger River in central Nigeria has capsized, killing 42 people with 100 others missing, the state rescue agency said on Saturday.
With one more body being found on Sunday, the toll in Purulia boat mishap, went up to four, police said.
With one more body being found on Sunday, the toll in Purulia boat mishap went up to four, police said in Purulia.
One person was missing after a country boat capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Dhubri district of Assam, near the Indo-Bangladesh border.
A total 250 people are feared missing, most of whom are believed to have been washed downstream by Brahmaputra to neighbouring Bangladesh.
The Assam government on Friday put the official toll in Monday`s ferry capsize in Brahmaputra river here at 35 and said 42 passengers were reported missing.
It was a commercial-cum passenger ferry carrying sand and chillies for Dhaka`s Sadarghat Terminal.
A day after seven people
were feared drowned in a water reservoir in Orissa`s Koraput
district, the body of a woman was fished out on Monday while six
others remained missing, police said.
Twelve people, including
seven women, were killed and 13 others missing today after a
country-boat sank in river Ganga in Bihar`s Buxar district,
A team of expert
divers from Navy on Monday launched extensive search operations to
trace 10 missing persons, a day after a country-made boat
capsized in Tandava reservoir in Andhra Pradesh.
Hopes of tracing the 18 missing
passengers of a boat that sank in the Rupnarayan river almost
faded on Tuesday, with speedboats and divers searching for them in
vain in West Bengal`s East Midnapore district.
Kerala High Court on Wednesday granted bail
to M Mathew, Chief Inspector of boats, another accused in the
case relating to the Thekkady boat mishap in which 45 persons
perished on September 30.
The tourist boat that capsized in a lake here on Wednesday, leading to the loss of 45 lives, was overcrowded and also had inherent problems, according to a Kerala police officer probing the tragedy.
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