Kendrapara boat capsize: Locals of Mangarajpur hold candle-march to mourn death

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Jagatsinghpur: The grief-stricken locals of Mangarajpur panchayat under Kujang block of Jagatsinghpur district hosted a candle-march on Tuesday night mourning the death of persons in the Kendrapara boat capsize incident on January 2.

The rally was organised by the members of Hasina Baladevjiu Youth Club. Nearly 2000 people took part in the candle-march that went round the entire panchayat.

It is worthwhile to mention that the country boat carrying 55 picnickers capsized in Mahanadi River confluence near Nipania village in Kendrapara district on January 2.

The boat was ferrying picnickers hailing from Mangarajpur panchayat under Kujang block. The tragedy occurred in the evening while the group was returning from Hukitola Lighthouse after the picnic.

Ten people including two women and eight children were killed in the mishap.

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