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Fisherman drowns in boat mishap, four rescued in Puri

27/08/2021 at 10:12 AM

Puri, Aug 27:  A fisherman has drowned in deep-sea at Chandrabhaga near Konark late on Thursday night due to a boat mishap.

Another four fishermen have been rescued by the firefighters safely.

The deceased has been identified as Apollo Raju, a resident of Nolia Sahi.

Sources said, five fishermen had ventured into the sea in a boat for fishing. Meanwhile, their boat turned turtle due to high and wild tides in the deep sea. Subsequently, it sank into the water.

Being informed, the firefighter team rushed to the spot and rescued four of them while Raju went missing in the water.

The search operation is on to trace Raju.

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