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More than 20 people dead in Mallapuram boat accident: Know full details

A houseboat capsized near Thuvalathiram beach in the Tanur area of ​​Malappuram district in Kerala on Sunday evening. The death toll in this accident has increased to 22. It is being told that there were 40 people in the boat. However, state Revenue Minister K.K. Rajan categorically denied having the exact figures of the passengers in the boat. He said that the Chief Minister will also reach the spot soon. Rescue operation is going on under the leadership of NDRF. The Scuba diving team has also been called. Along with this, the Navy team and the Coast Guard team have also reached.

Meanwhile, efforts are on to rescue the people in the boat. Regional Fire Officer Shiju KK said that so far we have recovered 21 bodies. We do not know the exact number of people on board, so we are continuing to search to find out if there are more victims trapped in the mud.

Following the accident, Health Minister Veena George called an emergency meeting to assess the situation, the state government said in a statement. The statement said that George directed that specialist treatment be ensured for the injured and the post-mortem process be expedited so that the bodies could be handed over to the relatives at the earliest.

It said that adequate staff, including doctors from districts such as Thrissur and Kozhikode, be called in to conduct postmortems at Tirur, Thirurangadi, Perinthalmanna hospitals, and Manachery Medical College.

The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that CM Vijayan would visit the spot on Monday. According to the statement, Monday has been declared an official day of mourning and all government events have been suspended out of respect for the victims.

Kerala Sports Minister V Abdurahiman, who is coordinating the rescue operation with Tourism Minister PA Mohammed Riyas, said that based on the information received from the hospitals where people trapped inside the boat have been evacuated, 20 people have been confirmed dead… He said most of the dead were women and children who had come for outings during school holidays.

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