08 September 2019
Balasore: Around 20 passengers experienced a close encounter with death after the boat they were travelling in capsized in Budhabalanga River near Haldia ghat under Remuna block of Balasore district on Sunday.
Reportedly, all of them were on their way to Nizampur village across the river as a connecting bridge to the village is still under construction.
After the mishap, ODRAF personnel arrived at the spot immediately and rescued all the passengers. While overloading is suspected to be reason behind the mishap, the truth is yet to be ascertained.