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3 fishermen feared dead after boat hit by Ship off Ker coast

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Atleast three fishermen were feared dead while some others were injured after an unidentified vessel allegedly hit their boat off Chettuva coast in district early today, officials said.

The incident occurred at around 3.30 AM while the boat carrying around 15 fishermen from Munambam area of district was engaged in off Chettuva coast, they said.

The coastal police officials said they have received information that some fishermen were missing and a few others were injured in the incident.

The matter was under investigation, they said.

The ship left the scene soon after the incident.

Meanwhile, Fisheries Minister J told a TV channel that as per initial information three fishermen have lost their lives in the incident.

Police said the and have been apprised of the incident.

Further details are awaited.

On June 7, two fishermen were injured when a foreign vessel allegedly hit their boat off the coast here.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 11:30 IST