Around 80 persons stranded in Odisha’s Chilika lake

Chilika: As many as 80 persons were having a harrowing time when a floating bridge or sailing vessel carrying them stuck in shallow water in Chilika lake this afternoon.

As per reports, the floating bridge was going towards Satpada from Janhikuda. Due to strong wind the driver of the floating bridge could not control it. Following this, the floating bridge deviated from the channel dug up for movement of large sailing vessels and stuck in shallow water of Chilika at around 2 pm.

One bus, two cars and motorcycles were also loaded in the floating bridge when it got stuck in the middle of the lake.

After receiving information, the district administration sent a rescue team for the stranded passengers. Latest reports said all the sailing vessel passengers have been rescued.

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