North Guwahati Boat Accident | Several people yet to be rescued
GUWAHATI: A boat which capsized today in the Brahmaputra with nearly 50 passengers onboard was reportedly a result of an engine failure.
The unfortunate incident occurred near the Aswaklanta Temple of North Guwahati.
The body of a deceased identified as Ankita Baruah has been recovered. She was reportedly a student of Cotton University.
The boat had collided with a bridge after which its engine failed.
Although another boat came for the rescue, the rescue operations became difficult due to the turbulent waters.
According to ground reports, strong current swayed the unfortunate boat towards the bridge which was under construction.
With the help of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team, 19 people have been rescued so far.
Several others are yet to be rescued.
Photo of the under constructed bridge | G Plus Photo