Close Shave For 50 Passengers As Boat Gets Washed Away In Mahanadi

Kendrapara: A boat ferrying over 50 passengers was reportedly washed away due to strong currents in River Mahanadi in Mahakalpada on Saturday. However, the passengers had a close shave and everyone is safe.

But, they were reportedly in a state of panic in the middle of the river. The boat was anchored in the middle of the river using a huge anchor.

The bone-chilling incident occurred due to technical glitch in the boat while it was en-route Bahakuda from Paradip.

Swinging into action, boats of the Marine police rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation.

Such was the intensity of the strong water currents that the boat was washed away 4-5 km in the river, informed Mahakalpada BDO Debasish Rout.

Marine police have been pressed into action and the rescue operation is underway to bring back the passengers safely to the shore, the BDO stated.

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