18 Dead After Houseboat Capsizes In Kerala, Rescue Operations On


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18 Dead After Houseboat Capsizes In Kerala, Rescue Operations On

Those taken out of the water were admitted to nearby hospitals.


At least 18 people, most of them children, died when a houseboat with around 30 passengers aboard it overturned and sank near Tuvalthiram beach in the Tanur area of Malappuram district in Kerala on Sunday evening.

Kerala Sports Minister V Abdurahiman, who is coordinating the rescue operations along with Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas, said at least 18 people have died and had come for a ride amid ongoing school vacations.

“More victims are believed to be trapped under the boat and have to be brought out. The boat had overturned. The reason for it is not yet known. Police will be investigating it,” he told PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives in the unfortunate incident and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the family of victims.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the loss of live and directed the Malappuram District Collector to carry out a coordinated emergency rescue operation.

Fire and police units, officials from revenue and health departments and locals from Tanur and Tirur areas of the district were involved in the rescue operation, the statement said. It also said ministers Abdurahiman and Riyas would be coordinating the rescue operations.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 7 PM.

Those taken out of the water were admitted to nearby private and government hospitals, it said. The exact cause of the accident was not known at present, police said.

With Inputs from agencies

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by Metroclassify. Publisher: www.ndtv.com


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