Silchar, May 27: In a major development, the rescue team of SDRF recovered bodies of the two persons who went missing on Wednesday after a hand boat reportedly capsized at Sonbeel lake under Ram Krishna Nagar police station in Karimganj district.
Karimganj SP Mayank Kumar informed on Thursday that after a nightlong search operation, the bodies were recovered at around 11 am.
Meanwhile, sources at the Karimganj District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) informed that the boat capsized owing to the storm which swept across parts of the district on Wednesday. Among the five persons including the boat owner who drowned, three persons were rescued on Wednesday while the search was on for the remaining two.
DDMA sources also informed that Deputy Commissioner of Karimganj has sought for an exhaustive report of the incident and the process to provide ex-gratia to the kin of the victims is underway.