At least……. (No of dead people) died and……. (No of missing) were missing in a boat capsized in……… ( name of the river) at….. in….(name of the district) of West Bengal on Tuesday.
The dead persons have not been identified as yet. The catastrophic incident occurred when the villagers of…. ( name of the village) were going to the nearby market on the ill-fated boat. Local people claimed that the boat was carrying more than its actual capacity. One of the witnesses said, the heavily loaded boat tilted after getting caught in the heavy tide. He also said that the situation became worse when all the passengers got scared and started to jump from the boat.
The OC of the local police station said, the 20 dead bodies have been discovered and more than 20 persons are missing till now. The divers have been engaged to find out the missing. The B.DO visited the place to supervise the rescue operation. The chief minister has announced a compensation of Rs 40000 to the next kin of every dead person.