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Mahananda Boat Capsize Death Toll Rises to 8, Over 20 Missing

The bodies of four men were fished out from the river at Chanchal area in Malda district of West Bengal on Saturday morning, Malda Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria said.

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Updated:October 5, 2019, 11:34 AM IST
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Mahananda Boat Capsize Death Toll Rises to 8, Over 20 Missing
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Katihar/Malda: The death toll in the boat capsize in Mahananda river bordering West Bengal and Bihar rose to eight on Saturday after four more bodies were recovered by rescue teams, a police officer said.

The bodies of four men were fished out from the river at Chanchal area in Malda district of West Bengal on Saturday morning, Malda Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria said.

NDRF and SDRF were carrying out search operations, he said. Four bodies had been fished out from the river bordering Katihar district in Bihar and Malda district in West Bengal since Thursday.

A total of nine people were admitted to a hospital in Malda district after they were rescued, the District Magistrate (DM) of Malda, Kaushik Bhattacharya had said.

A boat carrying close to 80 people had capsized in the river on Thursday when residents of Wajidpur village in Bihar were returning after shopping in Rampur Haat market of the adjoining state, situated right across the river.

Deputy Superintendent of Police of Bihar's Barsoi, Pankaj Kumar, had said on Friday, "Prima facie, it appears to be a case of overloading. The boat had a capacity of 40

passengers but was carrying almost double the number.

"Many of those riding the boat either swam to safety or were rescued by onlookers. About two dozen people are yet to be traced. Professional divers have been deployed for the purpose."

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