Assam Boat Tragedy Death Count Rises To 3 As Body Of Last Missing Person Found

Assam boat tragedy: An official siad the search operation will now be known as off. (File)


The physique of the final lacking individual within the boat tragedy was recovered from the Brahmaputra river in Assam on Tuesday, every week after the accident, elevating the dying depend to 3, an official mentioned.

The physique of Bikramjit Barua, a physician by occupation, was discovered about 30 kilometres downstream from the accident web site, Nimati Ghat in Jorhat district, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Barman mentioned.

His bag was recovered from the river financial institution additional downstream.

“The body has been officially identified. We don’t have any more person missing in the accident,” Mr Barman mentioned.

The DC added that the search operation will now be known as off.

People of Ahotguree space in Majuli district alerted the authorities after recognizing a physique floating on the Brahmaputra.

The physique which was later recognized to be that of Barua was handed over to the household after autopsy examination.

Three individuals died when a personal boat with 92 folks on board capsized and sank within the Brahmaputra on September 8 night, following a head-on collision with a government-owned ferry steamer close to Nimati Ghat. While a girl died in hospital after she was rescued from the river on the day of the accident, the physique of 1 lacking individual was recovered on September 11.

Twelve folks, together with the proprietor of the boat and 6 workers of the Inland Water Transport Department, have been arrested in reference to a case registered by the Jorhat Police in reference to the accident.

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