Three dead, 8 missing as boat capsizes in Punjab

  • IANS, Chandigarh
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  • Updated: Oct 03, 2013 14:29 IST

At least three people were killed and  eight others were missing after a boat capsized in Beas river in Punjab's Kapurthala district on Thursday, police  said.

Initial reports said that the boat was carrying over 16 people when it capsized in the river about 180 km from here.

Some of them were able top swim ashore.

Rescue teams have reached the spot, located near Sultanpur Lodhi town, Kapurthala district administration officials said.

 

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