Boko, Sept 28: About 20 people were missing after a mechanized boat carrying over 150 people capsized in Kolohi river at Chayygaon in Kamrup district on Monday afternoon. Locals said the boat, heading towards Gomi from Hatikhola, developed a sg at Sampupara near Chayygaon and overturned after hitting some object under a bridge. Many passengers jumped out and swam across to the river bank but some are suspected to have been trapped under the boat. The passengers were on their way to witness a boat race organized at Gomi on the occasion of Eid. Kamrup deputy commissioner Vinod Seshan and local MLA Rekibuddin Ahmed immediately rushed to the spot, but locals alleged that teams of the tiol Disaster Rescue Force and State Disaster Rescue Force personnel reached three hours after the incident. "The boat was travelling against the stream. Most of the passengers swam across. We have no report of any person missing so far. However, we have asked the nearby villages to report to us if any of their residents are missing. The rescue operation will continue," Seshan said.
Boat capsizes at Chayygaon