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Ten people drown as four boats capsize in Sabon river in Assam's Goalpara district

Goalpara: Ten people drowned when four boats capsized in Sabon river 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 Sabon river when their boats capsized during the storm at Joriabeel on Sunday evening, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Nur Hussain.

 Ten people drown as four boats capsize in Sabon river in Assams Goalpara district

Representational image. Reuters

The bodies of nine persons were recovered Sunday night while one body was recovered on Monday, 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.

Ex-gratia grant 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.

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Updated Date: Sep 18, 2017 13:37:19 IST

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