11 victims from Delhi

11 victims from Delhi

Three members each of two families in Paschim Vihar here, who had gone as part of a 10-member group for the holiday, were killed in the mishap on Wednesday.

Pradeep Jain, an official of a pharmaceutical company, his wife Sandhya and daughter Shruti died in the mishap, while Shruti’s husband Baladutt and a nine-year-old girl Nidhi survived.

Two missing

Their neighbours Vimla Jain, Sangeeta Sharma and Partha Sharma (19) also died, officials said, adding it was Nidhi who identified the bodies. Other deceased are Arun Kaur and her daughter Alka. Two people are yet to be traced.

Thirty nine bodies have so far been recovered after the boat capsized in Thekkady Lake while 40 were rescued, officials said. Six bodies are yet to be identified.

Besides the 11 victims from Delhi, nine are from Tamil Nadu, five from West Bengal, four from Andhra Pradesh, three from Karnataka and one from Punjab.

Kerala government officials said that the bodies of victims belonging to the capital will be flown to the city soon after the post mortem is over.

 “The government is taking all measures to help the families of the victims in Delhi. The bodies will be flown to the capital soon after the post mortem and embalming is over,” a senior official said.