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.

PTI April 26, 2017 15:58:51 IST
Hooghly: Boat capsizes near Bhadreswar, 3 dead, around 70 missing

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.

Hooghly Boat capsizes near Bhadreswar 3 dead around 70 missing

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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.

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