At least 60 people are missing after two passenger boats crashed into each other in the Brahmaputra river of the northeastern state of Assam Wednesday, officials said.
The two boats carrying over a hundred passengers collided near Nimati Ghat in the state's Jorhat district, some 350km from Assam's capital Guwahati.
"So far, some 30 people have been rescued. One of the boats has capsized in the river. Rescue operations are on," a state disaster response force official told the media.
Local TV channels aired footage of the rescue operations by the disaster management personnel.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted to say that he had directed the Jorhat administration officials to help in the rescue operations.
"I am pained at the tragic boat accident near Nimati Ghat, Jorhat," he also tweeted.