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16 more bodies found, trawler capsize toll 41

By The Assam Tribune

KAKDWIP (WB), Nov 1 (PTI) - Sixteen more bodies were found during search operations today, taking the toll to 41 in the trawler capsize mishap near Talpatty island in the Hooghly river in South 24 Parganas district.

"Sixteen more bodies were recovered, but the toll is likely to rise as there is a possibility of recovering more bodies," South 24 Parganas District Magistrate N S Nigam told PTI.

Local people found two bodies at Nayachar in East Midnapore which had been swept 20 km away, South 24 Parganas Additional District Magistrate Nilanjan Sandliya said.

Two bodies were recovered by the Coast Guard from near Ghoramara where the trawler went down on October 30, he said.

Meanwhile, a six member team of divers from Andhra Pradesh reached Kakdwip and is likely to join the search operations, Nigam said.

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