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Official, school students among several missing as boat capsizes in Brahmaputra

A authorities official and college college students have been amongst a number of lacking as a ship carrying many passengers capsized within the Brahmaputra River in Assam’s Dhubri district on Thursday, officers stated.

Locals claimed that round 100 passengers have been travelling on the boat and 10 bikes have been loaded onto it.
The Bhashani-bound boat hit the put up of a bridge at Adabari, round 3 km from Dhubri city, and capsized, an official stated, including that 15 folks have been rescued to this point.

A number of college kids have been on board and none have been rescued to this point, he stated. Dhubri Circle Officer Sanju Das, together with a land document official and an workplace employees have been additionally travelling on the boat to survey an erosion-hit space.

Das stays lacking, whereas the 2 others managed to swim to security.

Locals launched a rescue operation with nation boats.

Divers from the State Catastrophe Response Drive (SDRF) have additionally been deployed, one other official at Guwahati stated.

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