2 Dead After Boat Carrying Passengers Capsizes in Mahananda River
The exact number of passengers the boat was carrying is not known.
At least two persons drowned on Thursday, 3 October after a boat carrying people to Katihar in Bihar from Malda in West Bengal capsized in Mahananda river.
The incident reportedly took place at 7pm.
Two bodies were fished out of the river, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Malda district, Alok Rajoria, told PTI. The exact number of passengers the boat was carrying is not known. Rescue operations are underway.
“Two people have died and 28 have been rescued after a boat carrying them capsized in Mahananda river, today. NDRF personnel are at the spot,” Malda District Magistrate,Kaushik Bhattacharya told ANI.
(This is a developing story. It will be updated with more details.)
(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)
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