TRAGEDY

At Least 100 Die in Ferry Accident

At least 100 people were killed when a ferry capsized on the Brahmaputra River in eastern India under heavy rain and strong wind. Of the more than 300 passengers on board, 103 are still missing around the river. Officials said at least 25 people swam to safety after the accident. Police and paramilitary soldiers were sent to help local villagers already involved in rescue efforts. The accident occurred in the west Dhubri district near the southern border of India and close to where the river enters Bangladesh.