Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Saptakoshi boat capsize: 3 dead, 20 missing

Around 20 passengers have gone missing after a boat carrying 90 people onboard capsized in the Saptakoshi River at Chatara of Sunsari district on Monday afternoon.

Three female bodies have been recovered, said APF Inspector Chakra Thapa, who is heading the rescue operation at the incident site.

One of the deceased has been identified as Parbati Khadka of Rampur Thoksila. "There were around 90 people onboard according to the passengers though we are not certain about the exact number. Seventy people have already come in contact," said Thapa.

The ill-fated boat was heading for Sombare Ghat of Udayapur district from Chatara.

Police have suspected that the boat might have overturned as the passengers scrambled to get off the boat while it was close to the shore.

Locals, security personnel of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been involved in the rescue of the missing passengers.

Meanwhile, a team led by Chief District Officer of Sunsari has reached the site.

Tuesday 6 August 2013



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