Assam news: 4-year-old child killed as boat capsises, over 50,000 affected by thunderstorm


Four people were killed and more than 50,000 affected after a thunderstom wreaked havoc in Assam. Trees and electric poles were uprooted and numerous houses damaged as the downpour lashed several parts of the state on Sunday evening.

“A boat carrying 15 passengers capsized when it was coming from Sishumari Ghat to Nepurer Alga. A 4-year-old child died in this incident and two others including a child and a 60-year-old man are still missing. The SDRF team is engaged in a search and rescue operation. The NDRF team is also coming. The boat was capsized due to a heavy storm. Search and rescue operations will be continued…” said Circle Officer, Pranjal Sarmah Baruah.

Another woman was killed in Cachar after being caught in the midst of the storm while two people died due to lightning strikes.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published: 01 Apr 2024, 08:18 PM IST

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