15 fishermen dead, two missing after Gujarat boats capsize

Hindustan Times

At least 15 fishermen died and two went missing after their boats capsized in the sea off Dwarka and Porbandar coasts, said police on Tuesday. Their boats are believed to have capsized during the weekend and the bodies started washing ashore at different locations on Monday.

Dwarka police said six boats and 24 fishermen from Rupen port here had left for fishing last Friday, despite two-month ban. Fourteen fishermen managed to swim through and reached different shores near Dwarka.

'The eighth body was found at Dwarka's Rupen port late on Monday night,' said PI Vasava, an inspector with Dwarka police station.

Meanwhile, Porbandar superintendent of police Prathvrajsinh Gohil said, 'Bodies of seven fishermen have been found off the Porbandar coast and 88 have been rescued since Saturday.'

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