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20 missing after boat capsizes in Bengal’s Burdwan

According to locals, the boat, which was headed to Shantipur from Kalna, had more passengers on board than the permissible limit.

india Updated: May 15, 2016 12:19 IST
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At least 20 people were reported missing after a boat capsized in West Bengal’s Burdwan District on Saturday night.(Hindustan Times Photo)

At least 20 people were reported missing after a boat capsized in West Bengal’s Burdwan District on Saturday night.

According to locals, the boat, which was headed to Shantipur from Kalna, had more passengers on board than the permissible limit.

Rescue operations have started and the local administration has begun search operations to locate the missing people.

Further details are awaited.

First Published: May 15, 2016 12:19 IST