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Oct 05, 2019
1:15PM

West Bengal boat capsize death toll rises to 9

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The death toll in the boat capsize in Mahananda river bordering West Bengal and Bihar rose to nine after five more bodies were recovered by rescue teams today.

Malda Superintendent of Police Alok Rajoria said that the bodies of five people were fished out from the river at Chanchal area in Malda district of West Bengal this morning.  National Disaster Response Force and  State Disaster Response Force teams were carrying out search operations, he said.

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

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

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