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Assam ferry tragedy: 100 dead, several missing
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Rahila Siddiqui  | Tuesday, May 1 2012 10:49AM IST
Assam ferry tragedy: 100 dead,  several missing
Guwahati: In a tragic incident, on river Brahmaputra a boat carrying nearly 300 people drowned in the river, after being trapped in heavy storm, in which near about 100 are feared dead, and many are still missing, as per the reports.As per the reports, thirty bodies have been found so far.As per the reports, on Monday evening the tragic incident occurred.The toll could further increase, fear the authorities, as per the reports.As per the sources, the main cause of the incident is said to be overloading.As per the reports, the district administration has issued a red alert in the area while Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has ordered probe over the incident.According to the reports, the rescue teams consisting of the police, BSF and local people were searching for survivors and bodies.According to the sources, the bad weather is hindering the rescue operations.According to the reports, the boat was heading towards southeast from Dhubri town to Hatsinghimari.