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Meghalaya: Mother, daughter drown in West Jaintia Hills after boat capsizes

The wooden boat in which they were travelling in capsized at Wah Umngot river, Shnongpdeng village

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Oct 2020 5:54 AM GMT

Jowai: In a tragic incident reported from Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills, a woman and her eight-year-old daughter drowned after the wooden boat in which they were travelling capsized at Wah Umngot river near the Shnongpdeng village.

This particular village lately has become one of the famous tourist spots for its crystal clear water. It is located along the Indo Bangla Border under Amlarem Sub Division West Jaintia Hills district.

Residents of Shnongpdeng informed officials that there were four persons who were travelling in the wooden boat and they had gone fishing on Wednesday morning.

The mother identified as Julias Lymba (27) and her daughter Tariang Lymba (8) lost their lives after the boat capsized and they were reportedly swept away due to the strong currents.

Villagers went searching for the bodies before the arrival of police from Dawki Police Station. Rescue operations are underway.

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