Seven more bodies recovered in Rajasthan boat tragedy, toll rises to eight

A boat ferrying 17 people from Baran district's Harnawadashahaji to Iklera town had capsized on Tuesday in the Parban river.

Published: 10th August 2017 03:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th August 2017 03:20 PM   |  A+A-

Murder Generic-File Photo

Image used for representational purpose.

By PTI

KOTA: The toll in the boat tragedy in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district rose to eight after seven more bodies were recovered by rescue teams this morning, an official said.     

A boat ferrying 17 people from Baran district's Harnawadashahaji to Iklera town here had capsized on Tuesday in the Parban river.     

The seven bodies, including those of two women, were fished out from different parts of the river that links Baran to Jhalawar, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP)- Jhalawar Kushal Singh Rajpurohit said.     

The first body was recovered on the day of the incident from the river's bank at Kakoni village in Baran, the officer said.     

On Tuesday, nine people, including four boatmen, were rescued safely while eight were feared to have drowned, he said. Besides, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), two State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and eight police teams were engaged in the rescue operations, the ASP said. 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp