Two Mathrubhumi News reporters go missing

By PTI Published on Jul 24, 2018 11:57 AM IST

Kottayam: A stringer of a Malayalam news channel and his car driver have reportedly gone missing as a country boat carrying them capsized in a lake near Vaikom in the district, police said.

Mathrubhumi channel's Kottayam staff reporter K B Sreedharan and cameraman Abhilash, who were also in the boat, were rescued by local people in another boat, they said.

Police, firemen and local people have launched a search for the stringer, Saji and Bibin.

Sreedharan and Abhilash have been admitted to hospital, police said. The mishap occurred as the scribes were returning after covering flood-related news in the district which is experiencing heavy rain.