Eleven people from Delhi, including three each from two neighbouring families, were among 39 people killed in a boat capsize in Kerala’s Idukki district, officials said today.
Of them, eight were women and another is a teenaged boy.
Three members each of two families in Paschim Vihar here, who had gone as part of a 10—member group for the holiday, were killed in the mishap yesterday.
Pradeep Jain, an official of a pharmaceutical company, his wife Sandhya and daughter Shruti died while Shruti’s husband Baladutt and a nine—year—old girl Nidhi survived.
Their neighbours Vimla Jain, Sangeeta Sharma and Partha Sharma (19) also died, officials said, adding it was Nidhi who identified the bodies.
Other deceased are Arun Kaur, her daughter and Alka.
Two people are yet to be traced - a woman identified as wife of Harinder Singh of west Delhi’s Janakpuri who died in the incident, and Amith, whose wife Saliha was killed.
Thirty nine bodies have so far been recovered after the boat capsized in Thekkady Lake while 40 were rescued, officials said. Six bodies are yet to be identified.
Besides the 11 victims from Delhi, nine are from Tamil Nadu, five from West Bengal, four from Andhra Pradesh, three from Karnataka and one from Punjab