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Boat capsizes in Ganga killing three brothers and their cousin

All are residents of Arjun Mandal Para under Baishnabnagar police station

Our Bureau And PTI Malda Published 19.08.21, 04:52 PM
Kartik Mandal swam safely to the banks of the river while the three brothers went missing.

Kartik Mandal swam safely to the banks of the river while the three brothers went missing. Representational image

Three brothers drowned when a small country boat capsized in West Bengal's Malda district, an official said on Thursday.

According to the official four persons including the three brothers and their cousin were travelling in the small boat to cut jute on the banks of river Ganga when it capsized in the middle of the river on Wednesday afternoon.

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Kartik Mandal (25) swam safely to the banks of the river while the three brothers - Subrata Mandal (18), Satyajit Mandal (22) and Satyaban Mandal (20) went missing.

The bodies of Subrata and Satyajit were found on Thursday morning, Block Development Officer (BDO) Kaliachak, Mamum Akhtar said.

The body of Satyaban was found in the afternoon, the BDO said.

All the three brothers are residents of Arjun Mandal Para under Baishnabnagar police station, said Uday Mandal, Pradhan of the local Krishnapur gram panchayat.

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