Bhubaneswar, Feb 10:
The death toll in the Sambalpur boat tragedy rose to 15 with the recovery of four more bodies today, official sources said.
Mohapatra said the office bearers of Lions Club have told the district collector that 20 members of their picnic party are still untraceable.
A six-member scuba diver team has been at work and they are trying to enter the sunken boat to look for bodies, he said.
The state government will provide an ex gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh to the next of kin of each victim and underwrite all expenses towards treatment of the injured, the senior official said.