One dead, seven missing as boat capsizes in Mahanadi in Odisha's Jharsuguda 

About 50 people including children and women from Kharsia area in neighbouring Chhattisgarh state had gone to a temple on an islet in the middle of the river.

People throng river bank

One person died and at least seven others went missing after the boat carrying them capsized in the Mahanadi River in Jharsuguda on Friday. 

While the identities of the deceased and the missing persons are yet to be ascertained, it is learned that the deceased was a woman. The death was confirmed by Jharsuguda Collector Aboli Sunil Naravane.