The boat accident in Majuli on Wednesday.Search and rescue personnel of the NDRF and SDRF are still looking for the two persons.

The two missing persons have been identified as Vikramjeet and Jaan Baruah.

As per the Assam government record, 87 persons travelling in the boat have been rescued and two persons still remain missing.

Among the rescued person, a 28-year-old woman identified as Parimita Das from Guwahati died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH).

Parimita worked as an associate professor at a College in Majuli.

As no ticket was issued to the passengers of the boat, the administration has failed to ascertain the exact number of passengers traveling in the vessel.

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The mishap occurred when the Majuli Kamalabari bound private boat ‘Ma Kamala’, collided with the government-owned ferry ‘Tripkai’, which was coming from Majuli island.

Meanwhile, the Assam government has banned operation of private ferries in the state. 

“From today, plying of private ferries will be stopped as they don’t have marine engine,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had said.

However, CM Sarma gave an option to the private ferry owners to convert the engines of their boats to a marine engine.

“If owners wish to convert single engine to marine engine, Goa will provide grant of Rs 10 lakh with 75% subsidy,” CM Sarma had said.

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