Nearly 80 people missing in Assam boat accident, Modi-Shah expressed grief

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed grief over the boat accident in Assam and said every effort is being made to save the passengers. So far 40 people have been evacuated safely. This information was given by an official from the Jorhat district of Assam. A team of NDRF involved in rescue operations said that many people are missing. There were 120 people on the boat.

 

 

In a tweet, PM Modi said, "Saddened by the boat accident in Assam. Every effort is being made to save the passengers. I pray for the safety and welfare of all.'' Significantly, a boat sank into a river after hitting a steamer near Nimati Ghat in the Brahmaputra in the Jorhat district of Assam. About 120 passengers were present in the boat.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed grief over the boat accident in Assam in which many people are feared drowned in the river. He assured all possible assistance from the Central Government in the rescue operation. Shah also spoke to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. Sarma briefed him about the steps taken to rescue the victims.

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