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Chilika Boat Capsize: All 6 Missing Bodies Rescued

**Khurda:** In the tragic boat capsize incident in Chilika Lake on Saturday evening, all the missing 6 bodies were recovered putting an end to the rescue operation on Sunday morning.

One of the deceased, a minor girl has been identified as Sradhanjali Das.
As per sources, 4 bodies were recovered on day 2 of the search operation.

According to reports, the mishap occurred at around 5:30 pm on Saturday when the boat carrying 17 passengers including the boatman were returning from Kalijai to Balugaon. The boat capsized under the impact of strong winds during a thunderstorm that lashed the region.

Meanwhile, Chief Fire Officer Sukant Sethi informed that two bodies were fished out on Saturday evening while four more were recovered on Sunday. 50 fire personnel, 40-member ORDAF team, six power boats, personnel of Indian Navy, 16 divers and local fishermen were engaged in search operation.

All the rescued were first admitted to Balugaon hospital and later two were shifted to Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar after their condition deteriorated.

Meanwhile, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had expressed grief over the death of the child. He had further directed to provide free medical treatment to the injured.

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