K Rajan, Capsized boat brought to shore | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Tanur: Revenue Minister K Rajan on Monday confirmed the death of 22 passengers in the ‘Atlantic’ boat that capsized here on Sunday night. As no missing complaints were recorded since last night, the minister expressed hope that the death toll would not rise further.
“We have received the details of 37 passengers, including the deceased. 10 people were identified from various hospitals. It has been confirmed that five people, whom the police and fire force saw yesterday, swam to the shore and saved themselves,” Rajan said.
Of the 22 victims, 19 have been identified and the post mortem procedures of three are over.
Meanwhile, search operations led by the Navy and NDRF are underway in the area.
The double-decker boat, which carried around 37 passengers met with the accident around 7 pm on Sunday.