Assam Boat Tragedy: Army deployed for rescue operation in Brahmaputra

A well equipped Army team along with SDRF and  NDRF deployed in Brahmaputra for rescue operation in Boat tragedy .


A total of 5 Officers, 07 Junior Commission Officers and 70 Other Ranks of the Indian Army are deployed in the rescue operation in the Brahmaputra River where  a motorised boat had capsize on 05 September 2018.

The Army personels  alongwith the SDRF and NDRF has been carrying out search for the missing person and the boat but no fruitful result achieved till now.

Indian Navy personels  will join the operation and the task will be carried out again tomorrow . The  Army includes team from the Engineer Regiment and the  personels from the IWT Battalion equip with sophisticated equipments for the operation.

Indian Air force helicopter were also used for recee of the area.

The Tragedy

A boat carrying approximately over 40  people capsized in the Brahmaputra river in North Guwahati on Wednesday. The boat was on its way to North Guwahati from Guwahati.

According to reports, the boat developed a technical glitch following which it collided with a  water supply project in the Brahmaputra.

Till now three bodies have been recovered. Rescue operations are still going on.


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