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Three Die, Two Missing After Tugboat Sinks off Southern Italy

The deceased have been recognized as Mira Gaikwad (55), her daughter-in-law Apeksha (30) and grandchildren Mayuresh (15), Moksha (13) and Nilesh (15).(Representational Image: News18/File)

Three individuals died and two have been nonetheless lacking after a tugboat sank off the southern Italian coast whereas pulling a pontoon on a route between Italy and Albania, the coastguard mentioned on Thursday.

  • Reuters ROME
  • Last Updated:May 19, 2022, 23:42 IST
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Three individuals died and two have been nonetheless lacking after a tugboat sank off the southern Italian coast whereas pulling a pontoon on a route between Italy and Albania, the coastguard mentioned on Thursday.

The Franco P tugboat despatched an alarm sign on Wednesday night, whereas crusing some 50 nautical miles (92.6 km) off the town of Bari, an Italian coastguard assertion mentioned.

The coastguard initially mentioned 4 our bodies had been recovered and one other had been noticed at sea.

However, in a press release issued later within the afternoon, it mentioned three our bodies have been being transported ashore whereas two have been nonetheless lacking.

”The search continues for 2 extra our bodies whose discovery was initially reported by models within the space however didn’t show to be true,” it mentioned.

The tug’s captain was saved by a Croatian vessel throughout rescue operations in a single day, which came about in very tough seas, the assertion mentioned.

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