Mathrubhumi journos drown

IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/08/2018
Two journalists of Mathrubhumi, KK Saji and Bibin Babu, died when their boat capsized in Kariyar river in Kerala. According to reports, a four member team of journalists had gone to report the plight of monsoon-affected people staying in a relief camp, when their boat capsized. Local residents rescued Mathrubhumi News Kottayam bureau chief KB Sreedharan, cameraman Abhilash S Nair and ferryman Abhilash.                      
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