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Two dead, many missing after boat capsize in Mahananda river

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Patna, Oct 03: At least two persons died and 7 were missing on Thursday after a boat carrying people to Katihar in Bihar from Malda in West Bengal capsized in Mahananda river.

 Two dead, many missing after boat capsize in Mahananda river

The incident reportedly took place at 7pm. Around 28 people were rescued so far. Search and rescue operation by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) is underway.

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Two bodies were fished out of the river, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Malda district, Alok Rajoria, told PTI. The exact number of passengers the boat was carrying is not known. Rescue operations are underway.

"Two people have died and 28 have been rescued after a boat carrying them capsized in Mahananda river, today. NDRF personnel are at the spot," Malda District Magistrate,Kaushik Bhattacharya told ANI.

The exact number of passengers the boat was carrying is not known, another police officer said, adding, rescue operations were on.

(with PTI inputs)

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