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Assam boat mishap: 2 killed

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Sun, May 05, 2013 20:12 hrs

At least two people were killed and five others including a women injured in a boating mishap in the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati on Sunday evening, officials said.

The mishap took place in mid of Brahmaputra river at Panikhaiti area, outskirts of the capital city of Assam, where two people drowned in the river after lightning struck their boat.

"Lightning struck the boat sailing in the Brahmaputra river on Sunday evening, which was on the way to Kirakata in Darrang district and carried 25 passengers," a top police official said.

During the incident two people drowned in the river and five others including a women were injured.

The deceased persons were identified as Omar Ali and Manik Ali.

The injured persons were admitted to Guwahati medical college hospital.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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