Majuli Ferry Accident: One feared dead, 41 people rescued, over 25 passengers still missing
Guwahati: At least three feared dead and 41 passengers have been rescued by the NDRF and SDRF personnel after two boats crashed into each other in the mighty river the Brahmaputra on Wednesday.
Reportedly, the whereabouts of over 25 passengers are yet not been ascertained by the rescue operation team.
As per sources, a newly appointed college teacher at Rongachahi College in Majuli identified as Parimita Das (28) is one of the passengers who were recovered dead by the rescue operation team after the ferry capsized in the Brahmaputra River.
It has also come to light that the body of the college teacher originally hails from Guwahati’s Kahilipara area.
The rescue operation team has immediately shifted her to Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH), however, she was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Following the incident, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the tragic boat accident at Majuli and directed the District Administration of Majuli & Jorhat districts to undertake a rescue mission expeditiously with the help of NDRF & SDRF.
The chief minister also directed state cabinet minister Bimal Bora to immediately travel to Majuli for taking stock of the situation.
CM Sarma also asked Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha to monitor the developments round-the-clock.
The Chief Minister himself will visit Majuli on Thursday for evaluating the situation.
Furthermore, the rescue operation by the Indian Army, SDRF and NDRF team is on at the Nimati ghat.
Note: For any emergency or information regarding the missing person in Nimatighat boat mishap, one call to the Toll-Free numbers given below:
1070/1079 (State Emergency Operation Centre)
1077 (District Emergency Operation Centre)
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)