Puducherry,Apr 12: Five fishermen of Veerampatinam near here had a miraculous escape when their boat capsized in the sea off Nallavadu coast on Friday.
According to sources, five fishermen of Veerampatinam ventured into the sea in a mechanized boat owned by one Vadivelu.
As they were fishing off Nallavadu coast, the boat developed a crack and water gushed in. All their efforts to close the crack failed and the boat sank.
The fishermen----Kattandi, Shengeni, Chithiravel ,Moorthy and Udaya-swam to the shore and escaped.
As the boat sank in the sea, they lost their fishing net and other equipment and the total loss is estimated to be around Rs 20 lakh.