New Delhi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will on Wednesday visit Guwahati to take stock of the relief and rescue operations on the accident site where an ill-fated boat capsized on Monday leaving more than 103 dead and over hundred missing. 

As per the reports the young Congress leader will arrive in the state capital at around 1 pm in afternoon from where he will proceed to Dhubri district where one of the worst boat tragedy took place on Monday. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is likely to accompany Gandhi to the boat accident site.

Sources said, Gandhi will meet the families of the victims and take stock of the situation.


Bodies of three children were fished out of the Brahmaputra River, taking the toll in the ferry disaster to 106, even as search operations were on Wednesday on to trace over 100 missing people.
The search, being conducted by the National Disaster Relief Force, the BSF and the Army, produced no result on Wednesday and the police feared the death toll could be around 250. Bodies of three children were fished out of the Brahmaputra on Tuesday night.

Dhubri deputy commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita, SP Pradip Chandra Saloi and top officials of the NDRF, the BSF and the Army are on the spot for supervision.
On Tuesday, Kalita had hinted that the death toll in Monday's boat tragedy would rise as more than 100 were missing.
The police said the search operation would continue through the day and did not rule out the possibility of many bodies being washed downstream to the river's south bank in Bangladesh.


Gogoi, who has already ordered an inquiry, said that bad weather at the spot was hindering rescue operations. The probe will be conducted by Assam's Additional Chief Secretary Jitesh Khosla who has been asked to submit his report within 30 days.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for the relatives of those drowned. The Assam government also announced Rs 1.5 lakh  as ex-gratia.