Rautahat (Nepal), Aug.22 ANI | 3 months ago

A boat capsize in Nepal's Bagmati River has claimed the lives of two of the three people declared missing.

The incident happened at the Piprarjabada Village Defence Committe of Rautahat District.

The bodies were found two kilomters south of the incident site on Friday, reports Kantipur Online.

The deceased have been identified as Sukhani Devi Pandit and Dukhani Devi Das.

A search operation is being carried out for the third missing person -- Mahadev Mahato.

The boat had capsized on Thursday while the locals were returning home ferrying grass from neighbouring Sarlahi.

There were 60 people on board.

The Nepal Army team and security guards had rescued 40 people via motorboat.

(Posted on 22-08-2014)

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