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Mishap and after: Dhubri sheds tears with anger


Grief and anger reigned Dhubri a day after the district witnessed the country’s biggest ever boat tragedy that left over 250 dead.


Thousands of people thronged both sides of the river Brahmaputra in Dhubri and Goalpara districts to see the search operation by BSF and NDRF.


The personal belongings of the victims were seen floating on the river suggesting that over 250 people who could not swim out of the water were dead.


Local residents blamed private ferry operators for running the overloaded boat services flout the official norms.


They said the boat owners do it only to make money. The government figure of casualty is not correct since several bodies were rushed to their homes without informing the authorities.


A section of local residents said that there were more than 500 passengers in the ferry who were crossing the river from Kacharighat area.


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