WORLD 28 people missing after boat capsizes in India's northeast

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28 people missing after boat capsizes in India's northeast

AP

20:31, September 05, 2018

Twenty-eight people are missing after a motorized boat capsized Wednesday in the flooded Brahmputra River in India's remote northeast, police said.

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Rescue operation underway in the Brahmaputra river in Assam. Photo: ANI

Police officer Mihirjit Dayan said the boat was bringing 40 people to Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, from a village across the river.

He said 12 people were rescued and a search is ongoing for the 28 missing.

The boat sank after hitting a tower for an under-construction water project, he said.

Heavy monsoon rains have flooded large parts of India. More than 1,000 people have died in seven states since the monsoon season started in June.

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