Friday, 21 March 2014

Eight drown as boat capsizes in Bisalpur Dam

Eight persons today drowned when the boat they were in capsized in Bisalpur Dam in Tonk district, police said.

Around 15 persons, mostly labourers, were going in the boat from Kasira to Nagadia village in the Deoli police station area when the tragedy occurred at 10 A.M., they said.

While four of the boat's passengers were rescued by villagers and a rescue team, operations are in full swing to trace the remaining three or more missing persons, they said.

The District Collector and Superintendent of Police of Tonk have rushed to the spot.

The exact cause behind the mishap is yet to be ascertained, police said, adding that the eight bodies have been recovered.

Friday 21 March 2014


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