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Amit Shah Speak to Himanta Sarma On Assam Boat Tragedy, Assures Help From Centre


Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his gratitude to the Union Minister for extending the assistance.

New Delhi:

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over the telephone and pledged full assist to the state authorities in conducting rescue operations after a ship accident in Jorhat, in accordance to the Assam Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

He additionally mentioned that other than central businesses just like the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the military would even be pressed into motion if the state of affairs calls for.

“Anguished to learn about the tragic boat accident in Assam. Have spoken to CM Shri @himantabiswa, the state administration is doing everything possible to rescue the people. We are continuously monitoring the situation. Also assured full support from the central government,” Shah had tweeted earlier.

Biswa expressed his gratitude to the Union Minister for extending the assistance.

“Adarniya HM Sri @AmitShah had kindly called to enquire about the accident in Nimati Ghat and took an update on the rescue operations and conditions of those rescued so far. He said the Central Government is ready to lend all possible help. Grateful to him”, Biswa tweeted.

The Chief Minister additionally knowledgeable that one lady died whereas not less than 42 folks have been rescued and the capsized boat has been situated 1.5 kilometres away from the spot.

“Two boats collided, one of them capsized. As of now, it’s difficult to ascertain the number of people on it. However, 42 people were rescued and one woman died. 4 people have been reported missing but the entire report will come in 2-3 hours,” Sarma mentioned.

Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally telephoned the Assam Chief Minister to enquire concerning the boat accident close to Nimati Ghat in Jorhat.

Expressing deep concern over the accident, the Prime Minister assured all assist from the Centre within the rescue operation and mentioned that he’s with the folks of Assam on this hour of misery, the CMO knowledgeable.

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