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Odishatv Bureau

Balasore: Body of one fisherman was found while three others are yet to be traced in the boat capsize incident that took place near Kirtania jetty in Balasore district today morning.

The body of the deceased fishermen was recovered near Kankadapal under Baliapal block by the rescue team comprising personnel from the Fire Services department and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

Of the six persons who had gone missing, two managed to swim across to the shore.

Earlier in the day, 17 fishermen from Bhogarai Kirtania of Balasore had gone into the sea in two separate machine boats when their boat capsized. Following the incident, 12 of them had reached the shore.

Additional collector Manas Padhi assured that adequate measures are being taken to rescue the other fishermen.

“Teams of Jaleswar and Bhogarai fire stations are deployed on the spot. ODRAF team has reached and we are in touch with the police to ensure smooth conduct of the operation,” Padhi said.

Elaborating the rescue operations, NDRF Commander Narendra Kumar said, “Our team is equipped with all required materials to conduct the rescue operation. We are alert to face any situation arising out of bad weather conditions.”

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