Two ferries collide in Nimatighat, many missing


Guwahati: In a horrific accident, one ferry carrying more than 100 passengers including women and children has capsized in Brahmaputra River near the banks of Majuli Island on Wednesday afternoon.

The accident took place after the collision of two ferries coming from two different directions on the river Brahmaputra.

More than 100 passengers were onboard the ferries.  

According to reports, around 60 to 65 passengers are missing and are now suspected to be drowned. 

The ferries were travelling from Jorhat’s Nimatighat to Majuli when the collision took place.

Locals said, “The ferry coming from Nimatighat was around 100 meters away from reaching Majuli bank when it collided with the other ferry going on the opposite direction from Majuli. There were some 25-30 motorbikes also on the ferry that sunk completely.”

The national disaster response force (NDRF) teams have already started rescue operation.