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India Ferry Capsizes, Kills 103

100 missing as bad weather triggers tragedy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 30, 2012 10:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police say a packed ferry has capsized in heavy wind and rain in remote northeastern India, leaving at least 103 people dead and 100 others missing. Details were sketchy because bad weather and the remoteness of the area hampered communication. Assam state police chief JN Choudhury says the accident occurred on the Brahmaputra river near Fakiragram in west Dhubri district. Police and paramilitary soldiers are helping with search and rescue efforts. (Read more India stories.)

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