Mangaluru: Fishing boat tragedy – Two more bodies found


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Dec 2: In connection with the fishing boat tragedy which happened in the Arabian Sea and came to light on Tuesday December 1, bodies of two more fishermen were found on Wednesday December 2. One of the bodies was found a little distance away from the spot where the boat drowned. It was found entangled in a net spread out for catching fish.

One of the bodies now found has been identified to be that of Ansar from Bengre here. Two more fishermen remain untraced. A team of skilled divers from Tannirnbavi has been continuing with the search.

The mortal remains of Panduranga and Preetam had been found yesterday. The boat had turned turtle suddenly on Monday night when the net was being pulled into the boat.

The ill-fated boat, 'Shree Raksha', had 25 fishermen aboard. As many as 19 among them were rescued by the fishermen of another boat. Six who got stuck in the nets, had gone missing.

District in-charge minister Kota Srinivas Poojary , MLA Mangaluru North Dr Bharat Shetty and others visited the mortuary at Wenlock hospital where the bodies were shifted. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 3 2020

    When death calls, no amount of life jacket helps, nor it sees the religion.it just strikes..RIP the departed souls..No motor mouth MP, No Uneducated MP , No Bjp No Congress..death didnt diffrenciate between hindus and muslims..let us continue to fight amongst ourselves and get fooled..

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Wed, Dec 2 2020

    Rest in peace both fishermen, but this is not acceptable death, why owenrs of boats not proving life jackets or tubes , lacks of rupees they are earning thru fish but very leen intrest in life saving ,
    govt must bring compulsary law to all fishermen to wear life jackets while fishing and keep air tubes which will save thier life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 2 2020

    Just now I checked in Amazon.com.
    Life Jackets are available only at Rs. 999 ...

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  • Maneesh R Puthran, Kudroli

    Thu, Dec 3 2020

    life jackets are available at a very cheap price, we are proud fisherman we do respect mother nature, My condolence to all family members, Om shanti to all brave souls

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  • abdullah, Kodi

    Wed, Dec 2 2020

    Very sad news. My condolence to the family members of fishermen who lost their life. I urgent state Govt to provide maximum compensation to the victims family and provide job for any one of their family members.

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  • DMBangera, Mangaluru/Mumbai

    Wed, Dec 2 2020

    Om Shanti

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