Berhampur: In a tragic boat accident, four persons including a kid died and seven persons went missing when a boat in which they travelling capsized in Chilika lake today.

Reports said 29 members of a family and its relatives were on the way to Ghantasila inside the lake for a picnic when the boatman lost control of the overloaded boat which capsized.

Hearing the cry, some local fishermen, fishing inside the lake, rushed to the spot and rescued 22 passengers.

Following information, the district administration rushed a Fire Brigade team to the spot for rescue operation.

Besides, three 108 ambulance vans and one 102 ambulance van rushed to the spot. Out of 22 rescued passengers, 11 were admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur while two others were admitted to government hospitals at Rambha and Khallikote.

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