April 30, 2012 Leave a Comment
A ferry with over 350 persons on board capsized and broke-in-two on the Brahmaputra River near Fakiragram, Assam, India. The ferry was sailing along its regular route servicing small villages along the river when it was caught by a storm. The storm quickly overwhelmed the ferry throwing people overboard. Many were caught in the current and drowned. There were no life-rafts or life jackets on board the vessel. Authorities pulled more than 100 bodies from the river with another 100 still reported missing. Reports state there will be an investigation into incident along with inspection of the ferries operating in the area.
- India ferry capsizes; 103 dead, 100 missing (newsday.com)
- India ferry disaster toll reaches 103 (thehimalayantimes.com)
- More Than 100 Dead In India After Ferry Capsizes (wnyc.org)
- 100 bodies pulled from river after ferry capsizes in India – Telegraph.co.uk (telegraph.co.uk)