Four drown, 40 missing in boat disaster in West Bengal

Malda, PTI | Updated : 14 June 2013, 11:39 AM

At least four persons, including a woman drowned, and more than 40 others were missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga River in West Bengal's Malda district on Friday.

Officials said a country boat carrying about 60 passengers, mostly daily labourers, capsized after it left Dharampur bank towards the char (riverine) island at 7.30 AM.

Four bodies, including that of a woman, have been fished out by the rescuers who are mostly locals, while eight persons were rescued.

Nearly 40 others are still missing.

Senior district and police officials are camping on the spot and supervising rescue operations.

First Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 11:37 AM
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