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Second body of missing fisherman recovered after a month along Wah Blei in West Khasi Hills

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Shillong, July 18: The body of Hubert Marthong was recovered by some fishermen along the Wah Blei on Wednesday. Hubert was among three fishermen who went missing after being swept away by strong currents of the Wah Blei at Maweit in West Khasi Hills district on June 17, 2023.

Exactly a month after, the decomposed remains of Hubert were first discovered by fishermen from Sdad Tynniew Wah Blei. This is the second body recovered. The body was identified by Hubert’s family.


It may be mentioned that three individuals, identified as Shilingbest Langrin, Huberth Marthong, and Kmenlang Nonglang, had gone missing after embarking on a fishing trip on June 17. The incident took place near Nongshilliang, in West Khasi Hills region, where they had chosen to spend the night on an island called Sdad Dylla. The reason of their missing is unknown however it is suspected that that they may have been swept away by the river’s powerful currents, triggered by heavy rainfall upstream.

The body of Shilingbest Langrin was recovered two days after the incident, that is on June 19. Unfortunately, the body of Kmenlang Nonglang is yet to be recovered.

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