Seven drown, one missing as fishing boat capsizes in West Bengal

03 August 2018, 09:00 PM
Seven drown, one missing as fishing boat capsizes in West Bengal (File Photo- Twitter/ANI)
Seven drown, one missing as fishing boat capsizes in West Bengal (File Photo- Twitter/ANI)

Seven persons were killed and one went missing when a fishing boat capsized after hitting a sand dune on the Hooghly river in South 24 Parganas district on Friday, a state disaster management department official said.

Most of the people who died were fishermen, the official said.

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The boat “FB Paromita” capsized when it hit a sand dune while crossing the Hooghly river, he said.

The bodies of the seven persons have been rescued while one is still missing, he said adding that search for the missing fisherman is still on.

First Published: Friday, August 03, 2018 08:59 PM
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