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Sand boat capsizes in Netravathi River near Pavoor; youth feared drowned

Sand boat capsizes in Netravathi River near Pavoor; youth feared drowned


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, July 30, 2015 :  A youth  is feared drowned after a sand laden boat  capsized in River Netravathi at Kadavinabali near Pavoor on July 29, Wednesday. If two others who were in the  boat were rescued by an autorickshaw driver,  two more managed to swim ashore  to safety. All the five who were in the boat were members of the same family.


Sand boat capsizes in Netravathi River near Pavoor


Sand boat capsizes in Netravathi River near Pavoor


The missing youth is Luqman (21) from Rajagudde in Harekala. Tanzil and Badruddin, both brothers were rescued by an autorickshaw driver named Iqbal who on witnessing the mishap rushed to their help in another boat.  Meanwhile, Azeez and Saleem who were also in the boat managed to swim ashore. Tanzil and Badruddin are presently undergoing treatment in hospital.

The mishap occurred when the five were  returning after extracting sand near Adyar.  It is said heavy winds led to the capsize of the boat.

It is learnt their family was engaged in sand extraction.  Saleem is the brother-in-law of Tanzil and Badruddin while the missing youth is their nephew. The boat belonged to one Asif.

Search is on for Luqman by the fire service  and police personnel.


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Jessica, Mangalore Thu, July-30-2015, 2:56
The labours working in the river for sand extraction must be provided with safety jackets to avoid such incidents in the future.
Rekha, Bangalore Thu, July-30-2015, 1:44
How sad they get into the river without any safety? The government has to strictly order them to wear life jacket before venturing to river. Its better to take precaution to avoid such incidents.
Nagina, Mangalore Thu, July-30-2015, 1:09
Proud of the auto drivers, risking their life they saved them. They have to be rewarded for this act of Bravery.
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