22 people missing after boat capsizes in India's northeast

Indians watch from shore National Disaster Response Force personnel on a boat search in the Brahmaputra River after a boat capsized on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Police were searching Wednesday for 22 people who were missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmputra River in India's remote northeast. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Indian rescuers on boats search in the Brahmaputra River after a boat capsized on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Police were searching Wednesday for 22 people who were missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmputra River in India's remote northeast. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
People watch rescuers search the waters of the Brahmaputra River after a boat capsized on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Police say 28 people are missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmputra River in the remote northeast. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Passersby standing on the opposite bank watch rescuers search the waters of the Brahmaputra River after a boat capsized on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Police in India say 28 people are missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmputra River in the remote northeast. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Indians watch rescuers on boats search in the Brahmaputra River after a boat capsized on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Police were searching Wednesday for 22 people who were missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmputra River in India's remote northeast. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
People watch National Disaster Response Force personnel leave for search in the Brahmaputra River after a boat capsized on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Police were searching Wednesday for 22 people who were missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmputra River in India's remote northeast. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

GAUHATI, India — Police were searching Wednesday for 22 people who were missing after a motorized boat capsized in the flooded Brahmaputra River in India's remote northeast. Three bodies were recovered and 11 people were rescued.

Police officer Mihirjit Dayan said the boat was carrying 36 people to Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, from a village across the river. Police had earlier said there were 40 people on board the boat.

The boat sank Wednesday after hitting a tower for a water project that was under construction, he said.

Heavy monsoon rains have flooded large parts of India. More than 1,000 people have died in seven states since the monsoon season started in June.

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This story has been corrected to show that river is spelled Brahmaputra instead of Brahmputra.

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