Bhadrak: At least eight fishermen had a narrow escape after the fishing boat they were aboard capsized near Kali Bhanjadiha beach in Dhamra late on Friday night.
According to sources, the victims had gone for fishing but the boat they were aboard capsized under the impact of Cyclone Bulbul. However, they managed to swim to shore.
Reportedly, all of them are safe in a forest after managing to swim to shore. On being informed, the district administration had launched a search operation to rescue them, informed Bhadrak Addl Collector S Mishra.
Cyclone Bulbul over the Bay of Bengal has gained strength and intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm, triggering rain in several parts of coastal Odisha and its adjoining areas.