Eight people were killed after 26 people capsized near Karwar, Karnataka. According to the latest update, eight bodies have been recovered and 17 people have been rescued. Search is on for the one person, still missing, reported news agency ANI.
The Indian Navy has also been roped in to assist in the search operation off Karwar bridge in Kali River.
The Navy’s Chetak helicopters were airborne from Goa at 1705 to assist in the search and rescue operations. Naval divers have also been sent to the spot.
Karnataka: 6 dead after a boat capsized near Karwar, earlier today. There were around 22 people on board. Fisherman and coastguard have found six bodies till now, while others are missing. Search operation underway. pic.twitter.com/NgtJJ8mKWB— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2019