Three persons went missing while 12 others were rescued after a country boat capsized in Katakhal River in Assam’s Hailakandi district on Sunday evening, official sources said. The incident occurred at Hailakandi’s Lalamukh Ferry Ghat. The lessee of the said ghat has been taken into custody by the police.
A report published in NDTV stated that the boat carrying 15 people capsized during a thundershower near Lalamukh and local people along with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel rescued 12 people out of the 15.
The report further quoted sources as saying that the three missing persons have been identified as Sumit Pashi, Ajoy Pashi and Ramesh Pashi – all residents of Lalamukh tea garden. SDRF personnel are conducting search operations to trace the missing persons. Further details are awaited.
A lot of boat mishaps are happening in Assam this year. In the month of September, another boat capsized in Goalpara in River Brahmaputra in which two persons including a child went missing. The incidents of boat capsize occurred at Birsing Helengar Char under Pancharatna Police Station in Goalpara district.
According to information, a country boat capsized in the middle of River Brahmaputra when it was going from Birsing Helengar Char towards Khankhowa Pratham Khanda Char in Goalpara district.