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Narrow escape for 150 passengers on river

At least 150 passengers were rescued after the ferry carrying them developed a technical snag in the strong current in Lakhimpur district on Monday. According to report, as the Inland Water Transport department-owned S V Bebejia, carrying more than 150 passengers, developed a technical snag about 32 kms from Lakhimpur its engine stopped functioning in the river Subansiri. Another ferry was pressed into service and the passengers were rescued.

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The ferry services over Brahmaputra river need special review in order to avoid any mischief due to poor conditions and outdated boats risking the lives of passengers.Such services can be seen at Tekephuta,Disang ghat,Maatmora,and the Bogibeel etc. This may be looked into by the governments only when such accident occurs and lives of many passengers already gone

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