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Rahul to visit boat mishap site


OST Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10:

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit today the site of the Sambalpur boat tragedy which claimed 11 lives on Sunday, sources in the party circles said.Sambalpur Boat Mishap

Gandhi, who is currently on a two-day visit to the state, has put on hold the PCC meeting scheduled later in the day here. Party sources said he will fly to Sambalpur after meeting student and youth leaders here.

According to sources, Rahul would go for an aerial survey of the mishap site aboard a chopper. He is also likely to hold discussions with the district officials and also meet relatives of the victims.

After his return from Sambalpur, Rahul would attend the meeting of PCC leaders in the evening.

Meanwhile, two senior BJD ministers—Prasanna Acharya and Surya Narayan Patro have left for Sambalpur to supervise the post-accident operations by the district administration.