3 killed after high tide submerges jetty in eastern India

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The toll on Wednesday's jetty collapse at Bhadreswar in the Hooghly has risen to 12 so far with seven more bodies fished out by the divers and disaster management group experts, even as search operation continued to trace out the missing persons, official sources said today. At least eight persons are still missing."Total 13 bodies have been recovered".

The bodies, including that of a 19-year-old woman, were found floating in the river, police said.

Rescue workers carry out search operation in Hooghly. Too many pilgrims reportedly rushed to board a vessel that was ferrying people to the mainland.

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The four jetties near the incident spot have been kept closed for the time being, a source said.

"They are being interrogated".

Chief Transport Secretary also said that like "Safe Drive, Save Life", a river safety campaign will begin shortly. The government is likely to upgrade them to semi-mechanised boats, they added.

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Meanwhile, based on an FIR, lodged by a local resident Krishna Prasad Singh, police on Wednesday night arrested four lessees of the jetty- Sukamal Chakraborty, Dipankar Banerjee, Sujit Ganguly and Subhas Pal- in connection with the incident.

The accident took place when the passengers bound for Shyamnagar in North 24 Parganas district were waiting at the 150-feet high bamboo jetty at Telinipara for boarding a launch to cross the river.

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