A 35-year-old tourist died after collapsing while 'paragliding' at a makeshift resort set up on the Dibru river in Assam's Tinsukia district. This information was provided by officials on Thursday. According to official sources, the resort was built illegally on the foothills of the Dibru River in Guijan because the area is part of the eco-sensitive Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. Various adventure sports activities, such as 'paragliding,' were being carried out here. Pankaj Gogoi has been identified as the paraglider.
Accident during paragliding
Gogoi died on Wednesday afternoon when the jeep pulling the parachute became stuck in the river sand for "some reason." According to an official, Gogoi was seriously injured and died on the way to the hospital. According to locals, the resort was built illegally and is owned by a businessman and politician.
"We have complained to the district administration several times," a local who did not want to be identified said. A team from the forest department recently inspected the resort to see if it was being run in accordance with government guidelines, but nothing happened.
Meanwhile, the Tinsukia District Administration has already launched an investigation into the allegations of private resort establishments in the area surrounding the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.
Furthermore, Monjit Borkakoti, Assam Civil Service, Additional District Magistrate, Tinsukia, will investigate the incident and investigate all aspects of it, including the necessary safety measures of the respective resort that provided the facilities. Within three days, the official will submit his report, including his thoughts and findings.