Dozens die in In­dia boat ac­ci­dent

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A packed ferry boat has cap­sized in heavy winds and rain in re­mote north-east­ern In­dia, leav­ing at least 35 peo­ple dead and 75 oth­ers feared miss­ing. As­sam state po­lice chief JN Choud­hury said the boat was car­ry­ing about 200 pas­sen­gers, but de­tails were sketchy be­cause bad weather and the re­mote­ness of the area ham­pered com­mu­ni­ca­tion. He said the ac­ci­dent oc­curred on the Brahma­pu­tra river near Faki­ra­gram in west Dhubri dis­trict. The area is about 215 miles west of the state cap­i­tal, Gauhati.

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