Boat Capsizes In Majuli: Many Feared Drowned, CM Sarma Expresses Concern

Published: September 8,2021 05:40 PM

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Boats capsized at Majuli district following head on collision. Over 100 rescued so far

September 8, 2021: Two ferries have collided and capsized in Majuli on Wednesday. It is feared that many passengers have drowned in the Brahmaputra River.

Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed deep concern over the tragic boat accident at Majuli and directed the District Administration of Majuli & Jorhat districts to undertake rescue mission expeditiously with the help of NDRF & SDRF.

He also directed Minister Bimal Bora to immediately travel to Majuli for taking stock of the situation. He asked Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha to monitor the developments round-the-clock.

The Chief Minister himself will visit Majuli tomorrow for evaluating the situation.

More details awaited.