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Boat mishap : Toll mounts to 28


OST Bureau
Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur, Feb 10:

The death toll in the Sambalpur boat tragedy mounted to 28 with the recovery of 18 more bodies today, the Special Relief Commisssioner PK Mohapatra said.Sambalpur Boat Mishap

Three persons are still missing and the toll could go up to 31 if their bodies are recovered, sources added.

Several rescue and search teams are engaged in the operation to fish out the bodies.

The tragedy was discussed in the state Assembly today with members cutting across party lines expressing concern over the lack of regulation and basic safety standards in ferry transport across the state.

The details of persons died and missing are given below:

1. Seema Agrawal (38) wife of Ashok Kumar Agrawal, N.Guha Lane, Sambalpur
2. Anita Singh (40) wife of Mahendra Singh, Talbhata Pada, Khetrajpur
3.Usha Agrawal (35) wife of Sunil Agrawal, Poddar Colony, Sambalpur
4.Santosh Kumari (50) wife of Keshan Singh, Mudi Pada, Sambalpur
5.Suchi Sunita Jena (30), wife of Abinash Jena, Sambalpur
6.Pooja Bhabani(22) daughter of Shyamlal, Gujrati Colony, Sambalpur
7.Purba Sharma (18) daughter of Rajendra Sharma, Sambalpur
8. Tania Sharma, (14) daughter of  Rajendra Sharma Sambalpur
9.Harish Agrawal (10) son of Ashok Agrawal, Sambalpur
10.Minu Tiwari (35) wife of Dinesh Tiwari, Sambalpur
11.Ansu Neotia (35) wife of Punit Neotia, Sambalpur
12.. Srusti Agarwal (5) Female
13. Gurdeep Singh Saluja (45) Male
14. Keher Singh Chandel (48) Male
15. Amarendra Rout (30) Male
16. Dinesh Tiwari (45) Male
17. Anindita Chandel (27) Female
18. Jindia Sharma (20) Female
19. Shrusti  Sharma (8) Female
20. Gopal Jain (7) Male
21. Prachi Agarwal (7) Female
22. Shilpa Tiwari (19) Female
23. Sanjaya Agarwal (40) Male
24. Ramesh Pansari (45) Male
25. Alok Lath (55) Male
26. Ahana Jena (6) Female
27. Raj Kumar Agarwal (15) Male
28. Rajesh Agarwal (41) Male

The three missing persons are Sampad Sarafn (44-Male), Ishan Neotia- (3-Male) and Shruti Agrawal (13-Female)

Rahul visits accident site

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi who is on a 2-day Odisha trip visited the accident site at the Hirakud reservoir today and talked to  the local people.