Indian rescue workers search for victims of a boat accident on the river Ganges near Patna on January 15, 2017. / AFP / -
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The death toll from a boat accident in eastern India rose to 26 Sunday, a senior official said, warning of more casualties with rescue workers still scouring the waters.The exact number of missing could not be ascertained due to the absence of a passenger list but police said the boat was carrying at least 40 people.Some 20 people died after a ferry capsized in a rain-swollen river in India's northeastern state of Assam in September 2015 .More than 100 people lost their lives in 2012 in Assam when a boat sank in the Brahmaputra river during a storm.
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