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Assam: Two ferries collide in at Nimati ghat, Jorhat; around 65 missing after ferry sinks

JORHAT: In a tragic incident two ferries have collided at Nimatighat in Jorhat, Assam this afternoon.

The accident occurred around 3.30 pm after a collision between two ferries travelling in opposite directions on the Brahmaputra River.

The ferry “Maa Kamola,” which was heading towards Jorhat from Kamolabari ghat in Majuli, was sunk after colliding with another ferry also heading towards Jorhat from Kamolabari ghat in Majuli.

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Both ferries, according to our source, were carrying more than 150 passengers.

According to sources, more than 60 passengers had gone missing and are believed to have drowned after the passenger ferry sank in the river Brahmaputra.

A rescue operation has been undertaken by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed his deep sorrow for the tragic accident.

The Chief Minister will visit the accident site tomorrow.

“I am pained at the tragic boat accident near Nimati Ghat, Jorhat. Directed Majuli & Jorhat admin to undertake rescue mission expeditiously with help of @NDRFHQ & SDRF. Advising Min @BimalBorahbjp to immediately rush to the accident site. I’ll also visit Nimati Ghat tomorrow,” CM Sarma tweeted.

 

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