24 hours passed! No trace of two missing passengers yet
Guwahati: Despite repeated attempts made by the personnel of the SDRF and NDRF to locate the two missing passengers of the capsized ferry, no traces have been found since the past 24 hours.
Overnight search and rescue operations established contacts with 92 persons, of which 89 were rescued alive.
SDRF Team deployed: State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) of Jorhat, Golaghat, Garmur (Majuli) and Bokakhat are conducting search operations.
NDRF Team Deployed: 1st Bn. NDRF team stationed at Jorhat and 12th Bn. NDRF team from Sivasagar, Dhemaji and Itanagar are conducting search operations.
Resources used in Neamatighat Search operation:
- Air Force, Jorhat station-1 helicopter
- Indian Army Deep Divers- 8
- Indian Army rescue boats-2
- CRPF manpower deployed- 20
- NDRF – 1 drone
- NDRF rescuers – 4 teams (108 rescuers)
- NDRF rescue boats-15
- NDRF Deep Divers-8
- SDRF and Fire & ES rescuers – 75
- SDRF rescue boats -13
- SDRF Deep Divers- 18
It may be mentioned that two ferries collided at Nimati Ghat on Wednesday afternoon with passengers onboard.
The accident occurred when the private ferry which was heading towards Majuli from Nimati Ghat collided with another ferry coming from the opposite direction.
Unfortunately, a lecturer from Rongachahi College in Majuli identified as Parimita Das (28) also died after two boats crashed into each other in the mighty river the Brahmaputra at the Nimati Ghat.