ULFA-I expresses sorrow over loss of life in Nimati boat capsize
Guwahati: The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA-I) on Thursay expressed deep sorrow and mourned over the loss of life in the unfortunate incident that occurred in Nimati ghat on Wednesday.
In a statement, the military outfit mourned the death of the girl and sent their condolences to the families of the departed. ULFA-I has also wished speedy recovery to the people injured in the incident.
The deceased person has been identified as Parimita Das, who hailed from Guwahati and worked as a faculty at the Rangachahi College in Majuli.
Moreover, the missing persons have been identified as Jaan Baruah of Lakhimpur and Dr Bikramjit Baruah of Jorhat.
Two ferry boats collided at Nimati Ghat on Wednesday with passengers onboard. The accident occurred when a private ferry, which was heading towards Majuli from Nimati Ghat collided with the ‘MB Tipkai’ ferry (operated by state’s Inland Water Transport department) coming from the riverine island. The private ferry capsized and sank.
At least 42 people were rescued during the night long search and rescue operations by the NDRF and SDRF teams.
Initially, 11 passengers were admitted to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital. Currently, there are seven people who are undergoing treatment.