Digha: Two tourists who went to take bath in the sea in Digha on Thursday morning were severely injured, one of them had his leg cut off from the knee after they were hit by a speed boat.
The victims initially could not apprehend how the accident took place. Later they noticed that the water of that portion had turned red. One of the victims identified as Jaimuddin Chowdhury felt wreathing pain in his right leg while bathing in the sea.
When some of his companions took him to the shore, they noticed that his right leg was cut off from the knee. The incident triggered panic among other visitors who were taking a bath in the sea as they thought that it could be an attack of a sea animal.
But the actual reason soon came to light as some people pointed out that a speed boat passed by the area where the victims were taking a bath. Immediately after the incident, police reached the spot and started a probe in this regard.