An overcrowded mechanised boat carrying nearly 250 people on Monday capsized in River Kolohi in Assam’s Kamrup district. The details on the casualty are not known yet, and there are no reports yet on any passenger being rescued. The engine of the boat, carrying the passengers from Chaygaon to Champupara to attend a boat race, failed to function in the middle of the river and hit against the post of a bridge, Kamrup (Rural) Deputy Commissioner Vinod Kumar Seshan said. The boat capsized with the passengers falling into the river, which was in spate, he said. The local residents have begun rescue operations and NDRF and SDRF personnel have rushed to the spot.
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