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Business News/ News / India/  Two killed, seven missing as boat capsizes in Odisha's Mahanadi River
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Two killed, seven missing as boat capsizes in Odisha's Mahanadi River

Two people died and several are missing as a boat capsized in Odisha's Jharsuguda district while crossing the Mahanadi river.

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At least two people were killed and several others remained missing after a boat capsized on Friday evening. The incident took place in the Jharsuguda district of Odisha while the vessel was ferrying people across the Mahanadi river. Police officials said that the boat had been returning from a temple with around 50 passengers from neighbouring Chattisgarh.

“Nearby police teams and fire teams reached the spot as soon as they received information about the incident. Rescue operations are underway," said Jharsuguda SP Smit Parmar.

Locals had rescued 35 passengers after the boat capsized close to Sarada Ghat. Police and fire service personnel had brought another seven individuals back to the bank. 

"The missing persons comprised four women and three children. The search and rescue operation will continue till the last person is located," Northen Range IG Himansu Lal told PTI over phone.

“Sad news is being received about the death of a person due to sinking of a boat in Mahanadi near Patthar Seni temple near Sharda village in Jharsuguda district of Odisha. While 45 people have been rescued. 6 are still missing, and are being searched. Coordination has been established between the Jharsuguda administration and the Raigarh district administration," tweeted Chhattisgarh CM Vishnu Deo Sai.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published: 19 Apr 2024, 09:11 PM IST
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