Two ferries had a providential escape from major mishap on Thursday when they got stuck in the sand in Brahmaputra River while plying between Guwahati and North Guwahati.
The two ferries were bound for Rajadwar and Madhyam Khanda on the north bank.
A chaotic situation prevailed among the passengers even as the horrific accident that took place couple of months back is still fresh in the minds of the people travelling daily by these ferries to and from North Guwahati.
It may be recalled that in the month of September earlier, a mechanized country boat carrying over 50 passengers capsized near the Aswaklanta Temple in the middle of Brahmaputa here.
The mishap took place when the boat popularly known as bhutbhuti developed a technical snag and subsequently collided with a pillar of GMDA’s JICA funded water supply project in the Brahmaputra.
The boat was plying towards Majbat, Madhayam Khanda in North Guwahati from Fancy Bazar ghat in the city.
Meanwhile, rescue team is yet to arrive at the scene at the time of filing this report.