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22 killed in Kerala when tourist boat oveturned in estuary of Koorapuzha River

India22 killed in Kerala when tourist boat oveturned in estuary of Koorapuzha River

Around 22 persons including seven children were killed and ten injured, when a tourist boat overturned at Ottumpuram-Thooval Theerum beach, in the estuary of Koorapuzha River.

The mishap happened near Tanur, on Sunday, police said where nine persons were killed from a family of Parapangadi, and all the 22 deaths were identified, police said, ten passengers were rescued by local residents led by fishermen within 10 minutes after the incident took place around 1930 hrs.

Police suspected that one more person was missing and a search operation was going on by the Navy, NDRF, Fire, and rescue scooby teams, and local fishermen.

Police registered a non-bailable case against boat owner Nazar of Tanur, who was absconding after the incident. Four children were seriously injured, and they have been admitted at a private hospital at Kottakkal.

The post-mortem process was held at five Government hospitals at Tanur, Thirurangadi, Manjeri, and Parappanangadi. Ministers PA Muhammed Riyas, Rajan, V Abdurahiman, Saseedharan A K, Ahamed Devarkovil, and district administration were monitoring and combing the rescue operations and medical arrangements provided to the injured persons at various hospitals.

The PM announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to next kin of boat tragedy victims.

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