Boat capsize in Chilika: Three boat owners arrested


Khurda: In the latest development into boat capsize incident in Chilika lagoon, three boat owners have been arrested by Balugaon Police on Sunday.

On the other hand, the officials concerned have decided to begin the inspection of documents of boats ferrying passengers in Chilika from tomorrow, sources said.

Reportedly, the action was taken after a meeting with Tehsildar, DFO (Fisheries), IWD Engineer and CDA today.

At least six persons sustained injuries while several passengers had a narrow escape after the ferry boat they were onboard capsized in Chilika lagoon.

The incident occurred when the boat carrying 17 tourists was returning from Kalijai Temple on Sunday evening. Though all the passengers were rescued by another boat that was behind them, six of them sustained critical injuries.

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