Guwahati/ 26th April’2018 (Prag News Desk):
In a tragic accident that occurred last night, around 16 boats got submerged in Brahmaputra River as a cyclonic storm hit Assam on Wednesday night.
As per reports, the boats were carrying passengers across the river and were heading towards Borkhetri in Nalbari district of Assam.
Two boats, Kalatoli Chorol and Kaladia of Chaygoan Constituency that were also travelling in the same direction got submerged in Brahmaputra during the storm.
Speaking to the medial personals on this regard, MLA Chaygaon Constituency, Rekibuddin Ahmed said, “There has been no major injury to the passengers as they managed to jump off the drowning boat and swim across to safety. But, I am yet to ascertain complete details on the matter. However, two boats under my constituency have been recovered. We are still to find out about the whereabouts of the third boat”
Ahmed also informed that all his men are on the spot and are in touch with the Chaygaon Police officials in this regard.