Update: CM announces ex-gratia for the victims.The kin of the deceased will be given Rs. 2 lakh each and the injured will get Rs. 25, 000 each.
Hooghly: Three persons died and around 60 others were missing when a makeshift jetty in the Hooghly river Crashed on Wednesday under the impact of high tide at a place in Bhadreswar.
SP Sukesh Jain said locals who swung into action in small boats traced 18 of the missing persons. After they were taken to Chandannagar sub divisional hospital, three of them including two women, were declared “brought dead.”
The accident occurred when the passengers bound for Shyamnagar in North 24 Parganas district were waiting at the 150-feet high bamboo jetty at Telinipara for boarding a launch to cross the river. Rescue operations are on.