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OPCC president has narrow escape

Bhubaneswar: Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee President Niranjan Patnaik had a narrow escape when the boat in which he was touring flood-hit areas capsized in Baitarani river in Keonjhar district today.

As Patnaik slipped into the swirling waters in Anandpur area, he was rescued by Orissa Disaster Rapid Force (ODRAF) personnel, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Mohapatra told reporters here.

Congress sources said Patnaik sustained minor injuries in the mishap.

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