Trapped commuters rescued from boat

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Jamshedpur, Sep 29 (UNI) At least 40 people travelling in a motor-driven boat were rescued by divers and villagers when they were trapped mid-stream in the Kharkai river in neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan district, police today said.

Police said the boat was ferrying passengers from Vishnu Paduka Ghat to Seraikela Ghat last evening when there was a sudden breakdown of the motor mid-stream near Jhamna Ghat.

However, prompt action by three divers, engaged by the boat owner, and local villagers, helped to rescue the commuters, police said.

Seraikela-Kharsawan Superintendent of Police Laxman Prasad announced rewards for the rescuers.


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