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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 - 8:31
'More than 100' feared dead in Indian ferry sinking.
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Local police say at least 103 people have died after a ferry capsized during a storm in north-eastern India.

The vessel was reported to be carrying at least 300 passengers on the Brahmaputra River in Assam state.

Reports say more than 100 people are missing, while dozens of others either were rescued or made it to safety.

Poor safety standards mean ferry accidents are common on the river but that this is one of the worst disasters in recent memory.

Police officials said it happened in the remote district of Dhubri during heavy winds and rain.

Assam state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said emergency teams were in place but nightfall and bad weather were hampering rescue efforts

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