CM Condoles Death of TV News Crew Who Died In Boat Accident

Thiruvananthapuram : Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled deaths of two television news team members who died in a boat accident at Kottayam.

On his Facebook page, the CM wrote, “The incident is extremely painful. The post said journalists inform the society of the crisis surrounding them and that it was dedication to their jobs that led to loss of their lives.”

The govt will offer necessary help to bereaved families, he added.

Mathrubhumi News stringer Saji (46) and Thiruvalla bureau driver Bipin Babu (27) went missing after the boat carrying seven crew members capsized at Kallara in Vaikom.

While five men were rescued by locals the bodies of Bipin and Saji surfaced next day.

The team had set out to cover havoc wreaked by torrential rains in Kottayam district.

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