Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jagatsinghpur, May 9 :
At least five people drowned to death and over ten persons went missing as a country boat capsized in Biluakhai river near Biridi in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district, the SP Satyabrat Bhoi said this evening.
The fire brigade team engaged in the rescue act have so far managed to fish out five bodies, he said, adding that the joint rescue and search operation by the fire brigade, police and local volunteers is on.
Local sources said the small-sized country boat was carrying over 25 people which was far beyond the capacity across the Biluakhai river. The passengers, mostly from the Nachhipur village, were returning home after attending a fire ritual at a Shiva temple located in Galipur on the other side of the river.