One fisherman dead, three others injured after boat capsizes at Muthalapozhi in Kerala

The deceased has been identified as Abraham, a native of Anchuthengu.
The deceased fisherman Abraham, along with three others, were returning to the harbour after fishing in a fibre boat when the vessel capsized.
The deceased fisherman Abraham, along with three others, were returning to the harbour after fishing in a fibre boat when the vessel capsized.Screengrab

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A fisherman died while three sustained injuries after their boat capsized at Muthalapozhi on Tuesday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Abraham, a native of Anchuthengu. 

Abraham, along with three others, were returning to the harbour after fishing in a fibre boat when the vessel capsized.

The sea has been rough owing to inclement weather and the boat capsized after being tossed by strong waves. The fishermen nearby rescued the four out of the water and rushed them to hospital. However, Abraham could not be saved. The others are recuperating on Chirayinkeezhu taluk hospital.

Meanwhile, a major tragedy was averted when a boat hit the breakwaters while returning to the harbour. A fisherman on board fell into the sea, but he managed to swim to safety. 

Muthalapozhi has seen about a dozen accidents so far this year of which two have died. The bottleneck at the harbour, which was allegedly due to faulty construction, has been termed by the fishermen as the main reason for all the accidents.

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