Four die in West Bengal boat tragedy

India Blooms News Service | 18 May 2017

Kolkata, May 18 (IBNS): At least four persons were killed when a small boat capsized due to bad weather in River Ganges at Shimultala area under Baishnabnagar Police Station limits in West Bengal's Malda district on Wednesday night, reports said.

According to reports, the small boat, ferrying as many as 9 people, suddenly capsized and sunk in the river due to storm and heavy shower.

Five of them somehow managed to reach the bank while remaining four persons drowned in the water.

Locals and police rushed to the scene and rescue operators recovered three bodies from the water at late night and another on Thursday morning.

A local police official told IBNS that the deceased have been identified as Ruhul Sheikh (22), Tahidur Sheikh (14), Masidur Sheikh (30) and Asraf Sheikh (12), who were from Jeyarattala village nearby.

(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)

Four die in West Bengal boat tragedy

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