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Assam: Tragedy strikes as boat capsizes in Brahmaputra; child dead, two missing

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- April 01st 2024 01:46 PM
Assam: Tragedy strikes as boat capsizes in Brahmaputra; child dead, two missing

Assam: Tragedy strikes as boat capsizes in Brahmaputra; child dead, two missing

PTC Web Desk:  Tragedy struck in Assam's South Salmara-Mankachar district as a single-engine boat capsized during a storm in the Brahmaputra River on Sunday evening, claiming the life of a four-year-old boy and leaving two others missing. The incident occurred around 5pm in the Hatshingimari area while the boat, carrying 18 passengers and cargo, was en route to Alga Char in Nepur.

Despite a previous ban on single-engine boats in the Brahmaputra River, the vessel was in operation, highlighting a concerning oversight. Following the mishap, a swift response was initiated by the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), leading to the rescue of 15 person.


Tragically, young Shamim Hussain lost his life. His body was recovered early Monday. The search continues for Kovad Hussain (65) and Ismail Hussain (8). Rescue operation is underway by SDRF teams, which are being assisted by local fishermen.

Officials said the search operation was still underway.

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