October 20, 2021
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Boats collide in Brahmaputra, 60 missing

A private boat carrying 85 passengers to Majuli Island in Assam collided with a government boat on the opposite side of the Brahmaputra River, leaving 60 people missing. A death has been confirmed.

A private boat ‘Ma Kamala’ collided with a government-owned ‘Thripkai’ boat returning from Majuli near Nimati Ghat in Jorhat at around 4 pm yesterday. It is reported that there were more than 120 passengers in the two boats and most of those in the government boat swam away.

Majuli is the largest river island in the world, located at a distance of 300 km from Guwahati. To reach this place, one has to cross the Brahmaputra from Jorhat. Witnesses say the boat capsized and capsized. 43 passengers were rescued. Vehicles on the boat, including bikes and cars, were lost in the river.

Including the National Disaster Management Committee and the State Disaster Management Committee. Strong currents are an obstacle to rescue operations. The divers were unable to get inside the capsized boat. An attempt was made to wreck the boat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah assured that everything possible would be done for the rescue operation. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma will visit the place today. The head of the magistrate announced an inquiry into the tragedy.

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