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15 dead as boat capsizes in Meghalaya river

At least 15 people were feared to have met watery grave along the Assam-Meghalaya border when a boat carrying them on a river capsized under the impact of a huge storm on Sunday. 

The tragic incident took place on  the river Sabanjoria in Khalisbhatia in the afternoon. Ten bodies were fished put till Sunday evening and the search operation which suspended due to darkness resumed on Monday morning where five more bodies were fished out. Ten other people ate said to have been missing till now. 

Local residents along with SDRF jawans have been continuing the search operation on the river bed and more bodies are expected to fished out.

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