Accidents proceed at harbour in Thiruvananthapuram, fisherman goes lacking after boat capsizes

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By Specific Information Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A 19-year-old fisherman from Maryanadu went lacking at Muthalapozhi on Friday morning after his boat capsized in a powerful wave. The lacking fisherman has been recognized as Christy Raj.

The Anchuthengu Coastal Police mentioned Christy and three others went for fishing from the harbour at 5.20 am in a fiber boat. However their boat capsized whereas making an attempt to cross the mouth of the harbour. Whereas three others managed to swim again to security, Christy went lacking within the raging sea. That is the second tragic accident in lower than a month, the primary being the demise of an Anchuthengu fisherman, Saju. Saju’s physique was later retrieved from the ocean off the coast of Poothura.

Each the accidents have been nearly an identical, with the boats capsizing on the mouth of the harbour, whereas making an attempt to enter the ocean. The fishermen for lengthy have been complaining that Muthalapozhi was quick turning into their ‘Bermuda Triangle’ as boats proceed to fall prey to the ravaging waves and the sand bars which have amassed alongside the channel as a result of defective building of the harbour. Unofficial data say about 60 fishermen have died in accidents right here over the previous seven years.

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