Mahanadi Boat Mishap: Body Of Missing ODRAF Jawan Recovered

Cuttack: The body of the missing ODRAF jawan, Sitaram Murmu in the tragic ‘Mahanadi Boat Mishap’ has been recovered at Kakhadi Mahalapada Gumei Sahi in Cuttack district in Odisha.

Yesterday, an Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) boat, consisting of five to seven members, was sent into Mahanadi river to rescue a stranded tusker, but the boat overturned due to the heavy flow of water in Mahanadi.

As many as five rescue personnel along with two journalists were present in the boat while it overturned. The boat has almost reached near the trapped tusker when it was swept away due to the severe current in the river and overturned.

It is noteworthy that Odisha’s noted journalist Arindam Das died after drowning in this mishap after the ODRAF boat capsized when it had gone for an elephant rescue operation.

The colleague of Arindam has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital. A probe has been initiated in the tragic boat mishap case.

As per reports, ADG (LO) RK Sharma is conducting enquiry into the ODRAF Boat mishap in Mahanadi. Sharma has visited the spot.

The probe will include how journalists boarded the ODRAF boat that resulted in the death of well-known journalist Arindam Das.

Arindam Das along and his cameraman Prabhat Sinha were in the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) boat that capsized at Mundali during the rescue operation of the elephant stuck at the spot.

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