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Karnataka: Atleast 6 dead, several missing after a boat capsizes near Karwar; Indian Navy launches search operation

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 January 2019, 17:55 IST
Boat capsizes in Karnataka

A boat carrying 22 people capsized early today, in which 6 people have died and several have gone missing.

The incident occurred in Karnataka’s Karwar area where a boat had drowned this afternoon and the rescue operation is underway.

News agency ANI tweeted “Karnataka: 6 dead after a boat capsized near Karwar, earlier today. There were around 22 people on board. Fisherman and coastguard have found six bodies till now, while others are missing. Search operation underway.”

Indian Navy has launched search operation off Karwar bridge in Kali River after reports that a ferry boat capsized with 24 persons. Navy Chetak helicopter airborne from Goa at 1705, today. Naval divers also on the way.

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First published: 21 January 2019, 17:55 IST
 
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