6 missing, 3 rescued as two boats capsize in Begnas Lake

Published On: September 8, 2018 02:04 PM NPT By: Dhana Basnet

POKHARA, Sept 8: Three people were rescued and six others went missing as two boats capsized in Begnas Lake in Kaski district on Saturday.

The accident took place when two boats ferrying nine people on board (five each) collided with each other in the lake today.

Three people were rescued alive form the lake while the rest have gone missing, District Police Office, Kaski told Republica Online.

According to an eyewitness, when an infant fell into the lake, its mother frantically jumped into the lake to rescue her baby. As a result, both the boats lost their balance and capsized in the lake.  

A fisherman had informed the rescue team after the boats capsized at Libdi Tunda of Begnas Lake.

Two girls were among those missing in the lake. Police said the search operation is underway.

According to police, they were not putting on life jackets since the boats were of their own despite mandatory rules to put on life jackets while travelling in boats. 

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