Bhubaneswar : About 30 people had a close shave from drowning on Saturday even as a boat carrying them capsized in Mantei river in Chandabali area in Bhadrak district today in Bhadrak district.
The accident took place when the boat was on its way to Panchutikri from Ghanteswar at at around 12 noon. However, all the passengers onboard the boat were, rescued and five bike on the boat were also successfully recovered by the locals.
If sources are to be believed, many ramshackle country boats were ferrying people without a valid licence putting the life of people at a risk. Thanks to the concerned Government agencies. On being informed, Bansoda police and local tehsildar rushed to the spot.