Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, May 21 UNI | 2 months ago

A mechanised boat ran aground at Kodiayakarai coast in Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu in the wee hours of today.

Official sources said due to the heavy winds, the mechanised boat, purchased at Kollam in Kerala and on its way to Chennai, was diverted and ran aground near old light house at Kodiayakarai Coast.

The four occupants of the boat--Ashok (21), Augustin (23), Nagooran (55) and Ramanan (52)-- managed to reach the shore .

The coastal security police and officials of the forest department were holding enquiry with them, the sources added.

(Posted on 22-05-2014)