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9 children among 10 killed in Bihar boat tragedy

Nine children were among 10 persons killed when the country boat they were on capsized here in a flooded tributary of Kosi river, official sources said on Friday.

39 dead after boat of illegal immigrants sinks off Turkey


At least 39 people drowned on Thursday after a boat carrying illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe capsized in waters off western Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported, citing a local official

Last efforts in refugee boat search off Australia

Rescuers were making last efforts on Saturday to search for survivors from a refugee boat accident off Australia's Christmas Island as final hopes faded for some 90 people still missing.

The Australi

Search operations still on in Dhubri


Search operations in Assam's boat tragedy at Dhubri continued for the eighth day today with the army, NDRF and BSF trying to trace of victims.

Police said no bodies were found either yesterday or to

Assam govt releases list of 35 dead, 42 missing of boat mishap


The Assam government on Friday put the official toll in Monday's ferry capsize in Brahmaputra river here at 35 and said 42 passengers were reported missing.

Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Kumud Chandra

Five more bodies fished out of Brahmaputra

Five more bodies were fished out of the Brahmaputra River here on Thursday morning, taking the death toll in Monday's ferry disaster to 113, even as the search for more bodies resumed after remaining

Assam government announces compensation for boat tragedy victims

Assam government on Tuesday announced compensation for victims of the boat disaster in Dhubri district and said a new ferry service would be started in the area within a week to ensure that such trage

Army assistance in Dhubri rescue operations

A team of 12 Army divers were on Tuesday flown to the ferry disaster site in Assam's Dhubri district who were taking part in the search operations together with Army engineers and soldiers with rescue

Assam boat tragedy: PM announces ex-gratia

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh each for next of kin of those killed in the Assam boat tragedy.

"An assistance of two lakh rupees has been announced fo

Several dead in Assam boat accident

Police say a packed ferry boat has capsized in heavy winds and rain in Assam, leaving at least 35 people dead and 75 others feared missing.

Assam state police chief J.N. Choudhury says the boat was c

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