Mahishadal, Sep 30: Around 38 people were rescued and one remained missing after a boat capsized in the Rupnarayan river in East Midnapore district of West Bengal on Monday morning.
Apart from district police, a hovercraft of the Coast Guards were deployed in the rescue operation.
It is not known how many persons the vessel in question was capable of carrying, but locals say such commuter boats frequently overload their decks with fare-paying passengers.
The boat was sailing to Amritberia from Mayachar in East Midnapore district when it got caught in the oncoming high tide and capsized. (UNI)