Boat carrying 100 passengers sinks in India's northeast - witnesses


GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - A boat carrying around 100 passengers sank in India's northeastern state of Assam after a collision with another boat, witnesses said on Wednesday.

"I am pained at the tragic boat accident near Nimati Ghat, Jorhat. Directed Majuli & Jorhat admin to undertake rescue mission expeditiously," Assam's Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted late on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Zarir Hussain; Writing by Sudarshan Varadhan; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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