Hooghly: Boat capsizes near Bhadreswar, 3 dead, around 70 missing
Three persons died and around 70 others were missing when a portion of a jetty in the Hooghly river gave way on Wednesday under the impact of high tide at a place in Bhadreswar.
Hooghly : Three persons died and around 70 others were missing when a portion of a jetty in the Hooghly river gave way on Wednesday under the impact of high tide at a place in Bhadreswar.
Superintendent of police Sukesh Jain said locals who swung into action in small boats traced 18 of the missing persons.
After they were taken to Chandannagar sub divisional hospital, three of them including two women, were declared "brought dead."
The accident occurred when the passengers bound for Shyamnagar in North 24 Parganas district were waiting at the 150-feet high bamboo jetty at Telinipara for boarding a launch to cross the river. Rescue operations were on.
Modi, who is on his first visit to West Bengal after taking over as prime minister, was accompanied by Governor K.N. Tripathi and union minister Babul Supriyo among others.
Condemning the killing of a CEO of a jute mill allegedly by workers in Hooghly district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that it was an act of the "CPI(M) and BJP goons".
The West Bengal chief minister feared that with Bangladesh getting extra water her state might be pushed to a state of drought.