Assam: Boat capsizes, 35 escape, one missing

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 19:06

Rangiya(Assam): At least 35 students had a
miraculous escape when their boat capsized in midstream of
river Brahmaputra but one seven year old child was reported
missing from Kamrup (rural) district on Tuesday.
Police said a boat ferrying about 36 school students
to Nagarberia area from the Kolabadha river ghat capsized
midstream at 1 pm.
About 35 students either swam to safety or were
rescued by boats but one Sahidul Islam (7) was reportedly
missing and feared drowned.

The National Disaster Reserve force personnel are
currently engaged in search operations.


First Published: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 19:06

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