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Three women, 1 child feared dead as boat capsizes in Balimela reservoir

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Malkangiri: In a tragic incident, four persons, including three women and a child were feared dead when a boat carrying seven people capsized in Barlabandh canal of Balimela reservoir in Malkangiri district today.

The deceased were identified as Dohara Sisha (40), Budri Sisha (70), Radhika Sisha (25) and Tulsa Sisha (2).

Sources said the boat carrying seven persons suddenly lost control and capsized in the canal at around 10.30 AM today. While three occupants of the boat managed to save their lives and swam back to the shore, four others were feared killed.

On receiving information, fire brigade officials rushed to the spot and a rescue operation was on to trace the bodies till last reports came in.