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5 dead as boats capsize in West Bengal’s Murshidabad

Five people were killed after two country boats capsized in a water body here on Monday, police said.

The bodies of five men, all of whom were residents of Beldanga, were fished out of Dumni water body, a senior police officer said.

The incident took place around 5:15 pm on Monday, October 26, 2020. The two boats were carrying around 10 people each for Durga idol immersion, he said.

“Divers are still looking if there is anybody else in the water. Police and disaster management department personnel are working together. We will look into the matter,” the officer said.

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