“The boat Ma Kamala overturned and afterward sank. We don’t have a lot of detail right now,” an authority of the Inland Water Transport (IWT) Department said.
One individual died and more than 50 individuals are allegedly absent as an enormous boat sunk in the Brahmaputra stream, in the wake of crashing into a ship close to Nimati Ghat in Assam’s Jorhat locale.
The accident happened when the private boat ‘Mama Kamala’ was made a beeline for Majuli from Nimati Ghat and the public authority possessed ship ‘Tripkai’ was coming from Majuli.
The boats were hefting around 120 individuals when the mishap occurred. According to accessible data, 42 individuals have been rescued. A senior authority of Jorhat region organization said that they can’t say right now the exact number of individuals that might have died in the mishap.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa communicated worries over the boat mishap and coordinated the District Administration of Majuli and Jorhat regions to do save activities speedily with the assistance of NDRF and SDRF.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi likewise tweeted over the episode and said all potential endeavours are being made to protect the travellers. “Saddened by the boat accident in Assam. All possible efforts are being made to rescue the passengers. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being,” PM Modi’s tweet read.