One dies, three missing as boat capsizes in Chilika


Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, a child was reportedly killed and three others went missing when a country boat carrying them capsized in Chilika in Ganjam district of Odisha.

According to sources, the boat with 16 passengers had gone to Kalijai temple from Balugaon. On their return journey, the boat capsized in the middle of the lake due to strong wind and rain.

The locals and volunteers rescued 13 persons and admitted them to Balugaon Community Health Centre (CHC), while three persons remained untraceable till the last report came in. Later, a baby, who was one among the rescued persons, succumbed at the health centre.

Among the injured, condition of two persons was stated to be critical. They were later shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar for further treatment.

Meanwhile, personnel of Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and fire services department rushed to Chilika and are carrying a massive search operation to rescue the missing persons.

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