3 die, scores missing after Nepal boat capsize

August 25th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) At least three people died and an unknown number of people went missing as a boat with about 50 to 55 people on board capsized in the swollen Bagmati River in central Nepal Saturday, reported Xinhua citing local media.

According to eKantipur.com report, the jam-packed boat was coming towards Laxmipur Ghat of Rautahat district from Manpur of Sarahi district when it overturned at around 2:30 p.m. local time.

Two bodies were fished out from the swollen river, while one of the two people who were rescued died.

Security personnel and locals launched a search operation for the missing.

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