8 stone-filled trucks submerged into river Ganga in West Bengal's Malda
8 stone-filled trucks submerged into river Ganga in West Bengal's Malda

Ranchi: Eight trucks fell into the Ganga river in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday. The ship had 8 trucks loaded with stones, which have been sunk in the Ganges river. Eight people have also drowned in this accident. Six people have been rescued during the rescue operation. The search for the missing people continues.

After this accident, six truck drivers and four Khalasi were taken out of the Ganges by the people. One of the ship's staff and the drivers of the remaining trucks are currently missing. The area of the accident belongs to the Malda district of West Bengal. The District Magistrate of Malda has given information in this regard that 8 people went missing in the accident. 2 people are still missing, for whom search operation is going on.

Treatment of about 5-6 injured is being done in Manikchak's hospital. The ship has also suffered partial damage due to deterioration. According to the information received, the ship was opened for Manikchak from Rajmahal at around 6:00 pm. The ship was going to West Bengal with a stone from Rajmahal in Sahibganj district of Jharkhand. Then the water ship sank in the Ganges river. The accident occurred near Manikchak Ghat in West Bengal. There were 9 trucks loaded on LCT (water ship), 8 of which have been submerged in water.

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