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More Than 100 Dead, Scores Missing In India Boat Accident

Police say a ferry boat with some 300 people aboard has capsized in heavy winds and rain in northeastern India, leaving at least 103 people dead and nearly 100 others missing.

Assam state police chief J.N. Choudhury says about 100 people were rescued.

The accident occurred late on April 30 on the Brahmaputra River near Fakiragram in west Dhubri district.

The area is about 350 kilometers west of the state capital, Gauhati.

Choudhury says strong winds and rain likely caused the accident.

Police and paramilitary soldiers were helping with rescue efforts.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP