Boat capsizes in Nepal, 2 die, 3 go missing

Two women died and three persons went missing after a boat capsized on the swollen Lal Bakaiya river in Rautahat district near the Nepal-India border. Police said, the incident happened last evening when 26 people, including women, were returning to Tikuliyaghat from Banjaraha on the ill-fated boat, which capsized on the river. They said  around 21 people managed to swim out of the water safely. They said, rescue workers recovered the bodies of two women today.  According to Chief District Officer Govinda Prasad Rijal, search was on to find the three missing persons, in which the help of India’s border security force Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) was also sought.

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