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Indian ferry collision kills at least one


GAUHATI: Two passenger ferries have collided in a river in northeaste­rn India, leaving at least one person dead and several others missing.

The head-on collision caused one of the boats to sink in the Brahmaputr­a River, deputy commission­er of Jorhat city Ashok Barman said.

The crash occurred near

Nimati Ghat, a river port in Jorhat, about 350 km from Gauhati, the capital of Assam state.

Four rescued passengers were taken to a hospital, where one died, Mr Barman said.

Sixty people had been rescued, according to Prankrishn­a Gogoi of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority.

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