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One drowned, another missing at Nimtala burning ghat after deluge in Hooghly
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One drowned, another missing at Nimtala burning ghat after deluge in Hooghly

Agency News

Kolkata, Feb 20: A man(31) drowned while a sexogenarian woman went missing when a sudden wave in Hooghly river swept nine members of a bereaved family at the Nimtala ghat crematorium in north Kolkata, police and divers said today.

While Prasenjit Mazumder died, 62-year-old Mitali Chowhdury was still missing after the deluge, about 15-20 ft high, that swept them from the eastern bank of Nimatala crematorium ghat in the midnight of Monday-Tuesday, sources said.

After the water subsided the divers made a search and found eight people in unconscious state.

While Prasenjit was declared brought dead at a local hospital, three others were in a critical state. They were in ventilator support in the hospital. The woman was still missing as search continued. (UNI)