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    Majuli ferry mishap: Mortal remains of deceased passenger Parimita Das to be cremated in Guwahati

    A meritorious student from the Gauhati University, Das was appointed as a lecturer at Rongachahi College in Majuli seven months back

    Guwahati: The mortal remains of the Rongachahi College lecturer in Majuli namely Parimita Das (28) arrived at her maternal uncle’s place at Puranigudam area in Nagaon on Thursday afternoon.

    A meritorious student from the Gauhati University, Das was appointed as a lecturer at Rongachahi College in Majuli seven months back.

    Unfortunately, she died on Wednesday after two boats crashed into each other in the mighty river the Brahmaputra at the Nimati Ghat.

    Meanwhile, family members of the kin broke down in tears before the media in Nagaon.  

    Reportedly, the mortal remains of Parimita Das might be brought to her Kahilipara residence in Guwahati before completion of her last rites at Nabagraha cremation ground.

    It may be mentioned that there were around 90 onboard passengers on the ferry before it capsized in the river Brahmaputra. Out of which, 87 passengers have been rescued by the SDRF and NDRF teams. While two passengers are still reported to be missing.

    Earlier in the morning hours, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that the government will provide assistance to the family of Parimita Das, who lost her life in the mishap.

    While taking stock of the situation at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat district, CM Sarma also announced that the construction work of Majuli Bridge will be started from November and will be completed within 4 years.

    The minister further said that the ferries will now be upgraded to double engines for which a fund of Rs 10 lakh will be provided.

    Read More : Assam Ferry Mishap: Protests rock Majuli; CM Sarma ‘Missed a small job’

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