Boat capsizes in Odisha: Woman dead, seven missing

NEW DELHI: A35-year-old woman was killed, and seven others, including three children, are missing after a boat they were travelling in capsized in Odisha’s Jharsuguda, police said on Saturday.
According to officials, more than 50 people were on the boat when the incident took place in the Mahanadi River on Friday.
The body of a 35-year-old woman has been recovered, and an operation to rescue the seven missing people, including three children, is ongoing. Officials added that more than 40 people have been rescued so far.
Jharsuguda collector Kartikeya Goyal, who reached the sport after being alerted, told reporters, “The Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) is continuing the search operation. We have received the information that scuba divers will come from Bhubaneshwar.”
“We have rescued around 47-48 people so far and will send them back to their villages tonight. The body of a 35-year-old woman has been recovered. Four women and three children are missing. The search operation is underway,” the collector added.


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