Rescue operations are on in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati on September 5

At least three persons, including two Cotton University students, were killed and several others were missing after a boat capsized in the Brahmaputra in Guwahati on September 5.

The Assam Kaziranga University admissions

The Kamrup Metro district administration confirmed that three bodies have been recovered and said that many people who were on board the machine boat were missing.

“The boat was on its way to Fancy Bazar Ghat in Guwahati from Madhyam Khanda in North Guwahati with around 40 passengers and 10 motorcycles on it.

However, near Aswaklanta temple, the boat’s engine failed. It later collided with under-construction site of a water supply project, and capsized,” said a local, adding that some passengers managed to hang on to the pillars before help came in.

“We have rescued 15 people till now. Three bodies have been recovered. Our search is on to find out more survivors,” said a spokesman of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

The Brahmaputra is in spate due to monsoon rains in the upper reaches of Arunachal Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered an inquiry into the incident. Boat service between the two banks of the river in Guwahati has been suspended.

Avatar photo
About TNM NewsDesk


The News Mill is a Guwahati-based digital media with focus on content from across Northeast India and beyond. We can be reached through [email protected]


The Arunachal Times announces scholarships for media students of the Northeast

Guwahati’s Dipankar Talukdar wins Mister Model of the World Star title at Myanmar