Kendrapara (Odisha): One woman lost herlife while nine people are missing after a boat capsized in a river inKendrapara district on Wednesday. Taking cognizance of the same, Chief MinisterNaveen Patnaik announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh for the kin of deceased andfree treatment for the injured.
As per a tweetposted on the Chief Minister’s official account, the boat which capsized inBhitarkanika region contained picnickers. Officials from Odisha’s Special Relief Organisation and fire serviceshave been directed to step up search and rescue operations. Further details areawaited.