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Assam To File Criminal Case In Boat Mishap; Additional Chief Secy To Probe

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday ordered filing of a criminal case over sinking of a boat in the Brahmaputra river, that claimed one life while two persons are still missing. The private boat headed to Majuli collided with a ferry steamer operated by the government, capsized and sank near Nimati Ghat in Jorhat district on Wednesday. The Assam Cabinet also decided that Additional Chief Secretary Maninder Singh will conduct the inquiry into the boat tragedy and submit a report within a month, a minister said. - via

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