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Bengal: Two cargo ships collide in Hooghly

November 23, 2010 15:16 IST

A cargo ship is sinking after it collided with another cargo vessel coming from the opposite direction in Hooghly River in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday.

The collision between the ships, Green valley and Tiger Singh, occurred at the confluence of the Hooghly and Rupnarayan rivers near Nurpur, South 24 Parganas Superintendent of Police L N Meena told PTI.

"One of the ships is badly damaged and it is sinking," he said.

Asked which ship was sinking, Meena said, "We cannot say right now."

"So far, there are no reports of any casualties. The police have rushed to the spot," Meena said.

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