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Thirteen more bodies boat mishap victims have been fished out of the river Brahmaputra on Thursday. Of the bodies, 12 were found during the day and on Wednesday night.


The bodies were found at Mundiya and Jogomaya downstream in the Brahmaputra river from Medartary ghat where the double-decker ferry capsized.


Dhubri district administration and its counterpart in Kurigram, Dahikhawa and Yatrapur districts of Bangladesh would concentrate on some major points of the river where bodies could be washed ashore in view of the strong current of the Brahmaputra.


BGB and Kurigram district officials said that so far not a single body has been recovered from their side. People in Kurigram district have been told by the Bangladeshi authorities to contact them in case of any sighting.


AIUDF President Lok Sabha MP from Dhubri Badruddin Ajmal visited the spot. He said that he has contact with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and he has assured of all help.

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