As many as 34 persons missing in a boat capsize in Mai Khola in Ilam district, yesterday, have been rescued. Over 50 people including around 15 children were travelling in the boat.
The boat capsized due to overload. According to Ilam Police Superintendent Sushil Yadav, four deceased were indentified while one minor is yet to be identified as five people were killed in the incident.
The identified deceased are 48 year old Dambar Maya Magar, 58 year old Pabitra Poudel, 58 year old Harka Bahadur Rana and 75 year old Jas Bahadur Rai, police said.