New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Jan 20, 2020-Monday
-°C

Humidity
-

Wind
-

Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Monday, Jan 20, 2020
Home / India News / Boat with 45 passengers capsizes in Assam, one missing

Boat with 45 passengers capsizes in Assam, one missing

Eyewitnesses said the boat capsized around 11.30 am when it started to move from Bihiagaon to Borghat in the district.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2019 19:52 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Tezpur
A boat carrying 45 passengers onboard capsized in Assam.
A boat carrying 45 passengers onboard capsized in Assam. (PTI/For representative purposes)
         

A mechanised boat with about 45 passengers onboard capsized in Jiabharali river in Assam’s Sonitpur district on Thursday and one person went missing after it, a government official said.

Half of the passengers swam to safety, while others were rescued by the State Disaster Response Force after the capsize at Bihigaon area of the district, Tezpur sadar circle officer Pankaj Chamua said.

Eyewitnesses said the boat capsized around 11.30 am when it started to move from Bihiagaon to Borghat in the district.

Police and officers of the local adminsitration rushed to the spot on receiving information about the incident and an SDRF team was deployed for rescue operation immediately, Chauma added.

Besides the passengers, the boat was carrying a number of cattle and eight motor cycles, the official said.

tags