Two dead, six missing as boat capsizes in Odisha’s Hirakud Dam

Jharsuguda: In a tragic mishap, two persons died while six others went missing after a boat capsized in Hirakud Dam in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district here today. The incident reportedly took place in the afternoon near Sarada ghat within Rengali police limits.

As per reports, as many as 50 passengers were onboard when the ferry capsized. Fishermen nearby managed to rescue around 35 of the passengers but others are still missing.

On getting information, police and fire services personnel reached the spot and started search operations during which seven more persons were traced.

Sources said the ferry was coming from Patharseni Kuda in the dam when the mishap took place. Further details are awaited.

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