The local authorities in the Indian state of Assam announced the sinking of a boat carrying about 120 passengers, whose fate is unknown.
The boat was reportedly carrying about 100 passengers which sank in the northeastern Indian state of Assam after colliding with another boat.
The Assam government chief said in a tweet “I am in pain over the tragic boat accident… I have directed the Majuli and Jorhat administration to urgently launch a rescue mission.”
It is noteworthy that the floods that swept the Katihar area in the Indian state of Bihar forced teachers to establish classrooms for students on boats to enable them to complete their curricula.
Some educators explained that the floodwaters inundated the schools in the area and that they had to start constructing classrooms on boats in the middle of the water.
“We took this initiative because we had no other choice, as floodwaters usually last in the area for six months,” the teachers said.
They added, “We will continue to teach the boats as long as the floodwaters remain because we cannot cancel the courses.”
The teachers pointed out that the continuation of the floods and the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) has greatly affected the education of students in Bihar state.