In yet another unfortunate accident, a ferry accident took place in the Brahmaputra River. It is stated that the incident took place in North Guwahati.
As per reports by Nd24, more than 200 passengers are affected. The reason behind the same is a motor failure.
Ferry accident in Nimatighat
On September 8, a ferry with the name Ma Kamala overturned after it came into collision with another ferry, MB Tipkai at around 4 pm at Nimati Ghat in Jorhat. Ma Kamala was leaving Nimati Ghat when it hit MB Tipkai, which was returning from Majuli. The ferry that belonged to Pani Ram Kalita was involved in the collision between two boats in which one was confirmed dead while a few were found to be missing at first.
As per the statement given by Assam State Disaster Management Authority, the ferry “Ma Kamala” was carrying 92 passengers, out of which 89 were rescued, two died and one person was missing.
As per the reports obtained by East Mojo,”The ferry accident led to the death of a 30 year old teacher and the body of the second victim, Indreshwar Bora, a teacher of Rajgarh High School, was recovered from Bhasa Tapu near Umatumuni Island of Biswanath, 100 kms downstream.”
As per the reports obtained by Rakhi Bora Hazarika, a survivor of the Majuli boat accident, she has described how painful it is to experience such a traumatic event in one’s lifetime. Hazarika says, “I jumped off the boat and found a trolley bag to rely upon, I was carrying a red packet of jute cloth which costed around a lakh but I didn’t care at that moment and threw everything along with my purse and mobile. There was a girl who was above the boat and I had requested her to save me, she was no less than a goddess, she was hold me as well as her mother and tried bringing us above the boat, the other people held tight of my saree and saved me from the massacre.
However, Hazarika further added, “It was the ferry’s fault because it didn’t slow its speed when it saw the other boat approaching at its speed, which was the core reason of this collision. Had the driver been a little more mindful, several people would’ve returned to their homes today.”