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Pokhara: Six persons missing since Saturday boat capsize found dead

File: Begnas Lake

Pokhara, September 9

Six persons who went missing after a boat capsized in Begnas Lake of Pokhara in Kaski district on Saturday have been found dead on Sunday.

With the recovery of these bodies, the death toll in the incident has reached eight. Two persons–Krishna Kumari Bajgain and Jamuna Gaire–who were rescued from the lake were declared dead during treatment yesterday.

Rescuers today found the bodies of Prachin Paudel (5), Manisha Bajgain (17), Shiva Khanal (8), Shankar Khanal (7), Ranjit Gaire (4) and Rabi Khanal (32), according to DSP Rabindra Man Gurung, spokesperson of the District Police Office.

Two other persons–Sapana Khanal and Nisha Paudel–have been rescued.

Meanwhile, police have commented that the lives could have been saved if they had put on life jackets.

They were heading towards local Kamal Nath Kandel’s house for a celebration while the accident occurred.

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