Chilika, Jan 3: As many as 25 passengers along with 10 two-wheelers were stuck in mid-Chilika lake after the motorised boat they were travelling in developed a technical snag midway on Wednesday.
The boat was en route to Janhikuda in Puri’s Krushnaprasad block from Satapada.
As per reports, the boat developed a technical snag just 1 kilometre away from Satapada after leaving the jetty.
The passengers are in a state of panic and requested the concerned authorities to rescue them soon.
Overcrowded boats getting stuck in Chilika is nothing new for the locals owing to shallow here.