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Karwar mishap: Three more bodies found

The rescue team on Monday fished out three more bodies of Goan tourists, who were washed away in Nagaramadi waterfalls, located about 14 km from Karwar, on Sunday afternoon.

Published: 19th September 2017 05:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2017 07:10 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KARWAR:The rescue team on Monday fished out three more bodies of Goan tourists, who were washed away in Nagaramadi waterfalls, located about 14 km from Karwar, on Sunday afternoon.
Six tourists, including four women who ventured into water, were washed away in flash floods caused by rain.

Two bodies were recovered soon after the incident. Search is on for another missing person.
Karwar rural police said the rescue teams fished out three bodies — Marcelina Estebio (38), Siddu Chair (21) and Sameer Gavade (23) on Monday morning. While two bodies were in the stream near Chendia village and the body of Siddu was found inside INS Kadamba Naval Base. The Nagaramadi water flows through the naval base. The recovered bodies were sent to Madgoan after postmortem.
On Monday, search operation was taken up involving expert divers and lifeguards. Members of Karavali Boating Adventure team headed by Prakash Harikantra, social worker Madhav Naik, villagers of Chendia and three kayaks were also part of the operation.

MLA of Curtorim constituency in Goa Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco visited the Karwar civil hospital on Monday and made arrangements to shift the bodies to the respective places.
Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul said the district administration has taken up rescue works and various department officials are involved in it. “We will examine how the water gushed into the stream suddenly,” he said.The administration has clarified that no compensation will be given to the victims.“Though, I will write to the government to give compensation on humanitarian grounds,” Nakul added.



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