Paradip: A woman died and nine others of a picnic party were missing as a boat capsized in river Mahanadi in Kendrapara district Wednesday.
The incident took place when a mechanised boat carrying 10 persons capsized Wednesday evening, said Kendrapara collector Dasarathy Satpathy. One body has been recovered and seven others are missing.
The fire brigade personnel and members of ODRAF have rushed to the spot and launched rescue operations on the instructions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Satpathy added.
The deceased was identified as Prabhati Swain who along with other victims – hailing from Kujang area in Jagatsinghpur district – were returning after a picnic at Hukitola Light House.