Miraculous escape for 110 ferry passengers
Jorhat (Assam): At least 110 passengers had a miraculous escape when the ferry in which they were travelling to Majuli, the world`s largest river island, got stuck in the middle of the Brahmaputra river in Assam.
The ferry `Surobhee`, carrying 110 people including crew and 16 vehicles, was on its way to Kamalabari in Majuli from Nematighat in Jorhat when it got stuck in a sand-bar between Dainigaon and Charigaon at around 2:00 pm, official sources said.
The ferry changed direction due to the swirling water but the crew managed to bring it out from the sand-bar after battling for more than an hour saving it from sinking and averting a major disaster.
The ferry reached its destination later with the panic-stricken passengers heaving a huge sigh of relief having escaped alive, the sources added.
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