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May 26, 2012

One Briton dead, another missing after crossing crocodile infested river near Bangalore

      A British engineer has reportedly been killed and his workmate is missing after they attempted to cross a crocodile-infested river near Bangalore. Ian Turton, from York, died after disappearing during an excursion on the Cauvery river. Another man, believed to be Michael Easton, from Holland Park, west London, is still missing, the Daily Mail reports. According to the report, a Foreign office spokeswoman confirmed the death, and said that local authorities are continuing to search the area. "We can confirm the death of a British national while on an excursion on the Cauvery river near Bangalore, India. Another British national is still missing," the paper quoted her, as saying. "The local authorities continue their search of the area. We are providing consular assistance to the families," she added. The 497-mile Cauvery River runs across three southern states, including Tamil Nadu, where Turton was reportedly working for Tenneco Ride Control Europe The river is said to be infested with crocodiles, leading to speculation the men could have been attacked as they travelled down it.
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