Odisha: 1 dead after boat capsizes, CM announces ex-gratia

Kendrapara: One woman lost her life while nine people are missing after a boat capsized in a river in Kendrapara district on Wednesday.

Taking cognizance of the same, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh for the kin of deceased and free treatment for the injured.

As per a tweet posted on the Chief Minister’s official account, the boat which capsized in Bhitarkanika region contained picnickers.

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Officials from Odisha’s Special Relief Organisation and fire services have been directed to step up search and rescue operations.
Further details are awaited.

[source_without_link]ANI[/source_without_link]

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