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Four boats hit by storm in Assam, 10 dead

The bodies of 9 persons were recovered yesterday night while one body was recovered today: Additional Deputy Commissioner

Press Trust of India  |  Goalpara 

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Ten persons drowned when four boats capsized in during a severe storm in Assam's Goalpara district, a senior district administration official said on Monday.

About 50 people from the district in four small boats were returning home after witnessing a local boat race in when their boats capsized during the storm at Joriabeel yesterday evening, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Nur Hussain.


The bodies of nine persons were recovered yesterday night while one body was recovered today, Hussain said.

As locals claimed that some people were still missing, the ADC said, SDRF rescue teams have rushed to the area and were conducting search operations.

will be paid to the next of kin of the deceased as per rules, the ADC informed.

The dead were identified as Amzad Ali (55), Abdul Karim (32), Mukadesh Alam (10) belonging to one family, Jilekha Khatun (41), Sumaya Yasmin (7), Ruhima Begum (40), Sultana Yasmin (6), Selima Yasmi (10) of another family and siblings Syed Ali (8) and Masuma Begum (7), officials said.

First Published: Mon, September 18 2017. 13:07 IST
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