This footage shows people screaming after a boat that was carrying over a 100 people on a river in India crashed into another vessel and capsized.
The incident took place on the Brahmaputra River, one of the world’s longest rivers which flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh.
The collision, which took place in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam, shows the stricken vessel as people desperately try to clamber on top of its overturned hull, with some trying to swim to shore.
A rescue operation has been launched by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), according to Indian newspaper The Times of India.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of Assam, arrived at the location of the accident this morning (Thursday 9th September) according to local media outlet NDTV, to oversee the rescue operations.
NDTV quotes him as saying: “There were at least 90 people. One died and two have been reported missing. Eighty-seven people have been rescued so far.”
He added that officials are investigating the incident and said that he had asked the police in the nearby city of Jorhat to open a criminal case.
One of the boats was a ferry run by the government, according to NDTV.
All the passengers that have been rescued were on the other vessel, which was operated by a private operator and was considerably smaller than the government’s vessel, which did not sink, officials said.
The officials also said that they had done a rescue operation at 3 AM by cutting open the stricken vessel to look for survivors but they said that they only found people’s belongings.
There are currently 41 rescuers taking part in the operations, which also involves 7 rescue boats.
The NDRF have also deployed 30 divers, according to NDTV.
They also reported that the air force, as well as the army, participating in search and rescue efforts.