Minor boy drowns as boat capsizes in Birupa river

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Cuttack: A minor boy drowned after a boat he was travelling in capsized in Birupa river near Haripur ghat in Salepur area of Cuttack on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Rashmiranjan Behera (17) of Gothada village.

According to sources, the incident occurred today when a boat carrying Dola Bimana and around 15 persons overturned near Haripur ghat at around 2.30 PM.

On being informed, fire Service personnel reached the spot and launched a rescue operation.

Though Rashmiranjan was rescued and rushed to the Salepur Community Health Centre, doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.

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