Yellow Gate Police officers stated on Sunday that the captain and one other crew member of the tug boat, Varaprada, who drowned in the course of the cyclone storm final Monday, had been recognized amongst a number of our bodies that arrived over the weekend on the Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts. Went.
So far, 15 our bodies have been recovered from the coast – eight in Raigad district of Maharashtra and 7 in Valsad, Gujarat.
The our bodies of 62-year-old Nagendra Kumar, captain of Varaprada and its second engineer Umaid Singh, had been washed away to ashes in Valsad, Gujarat.
He was recognized by the boat’s chief engineer Francis Ok. Simon, who was considered one of solely two of the boat’s survivors. Varaparada drowned with 11 of his 13 contingents.
Nagendra Kumar is the previous Indian Navy. He despatched a disaster name to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC). The police enlisted my assist to establish them. They despatched me the photographs and I acknowledged them, ”Simon informed The Indian Express from Kochi. The different survivor of the tug boat is 23-year-old sailor Saheb Bhunia.
He was picked up by INS Kolkata, which noticed him in a life raft inside hours of Varprada’s drowning.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Indian Navy recovered 4 extra our bodies throughout a sea search operation. They are trying to find an space of round 10,000 sq. miles across the spot the place the P305, a housing barge, sank about 50 km off the Mumbai coast final Monday.
A complete of 261 folks had been aboard the P305, of which 186 had been rescued. The search boats have now recovered a complete of 70 our bodies from the ocean. The Navy believes the 4 our bodies belong to people within the P305.
A complete of 14 individuals are but to be ascertained, of which 5 are from Barge and 9 are from Varaprada. But with our bodies discovered each from the ocean and on the coast on Sunday, the Indian Navy stated on Sunday that the P305 and all these lacking from Varaprada have now been accounted for, however the search operation will proceed till the technique of identification Does not get last affirmation. Among the our bodies recovered.
Police stated that eight our bodies on the coast in Raigad had been introduced again to Mumbai on Sunday. A police staff has additionally been despatched to Gujarat to establish the remaining six our bodies discovered on the Valsad coast.
“We will use DNA tests to identify highly decomposed bodies. They can be from either Varaprada or Bajra P305, ”the police officer stated.
In a associated improvement, the Indian Navy said that the INS Makar crew and divers didn’t discover any corpses within the wreckage of the P-305 and went forward to find and examine the wreckage of Varaprada to establish whether or not it contained Some physique is trapped.
In the morgue of JJ Hospital, the place these our bodies have been saved, 45 had been recognized and handed over to them until Sunday night and 23 couldn’t be recognized. A DNA check can be carried out to establish them.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Valsad Superintendent of Police Rajdeep Singh Jhala stated, “Two different our bodies discovered on Saturday additionally seem like from tugboats or barges. We are within the means of figuring out the remaining our bodies, together with the three our bodies discovered on Sunday. We have additionally acquired some clothes materials from the ocean and are utilizing them to establish the victims. The Mumbai Police has been approached to assist us establish six others and the investigation is on.
On Saturday, 4 our bodies present in Valsad district had been sporting life jackets (three on Tithal seaside and one on the seaside in Dungri taluka). Police had additionally discovered two unclaimed boats on the shore of the ocean at Umargam in Valsad on Saturday.
On Sunday, three extra our bodies had been present in Valsad district, two close to a temple close to Tithal seaside and one on the fringe of Magod village.
With inputs from ENS Ahmedabad
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS