A minor boy reportedly went missing after being swept away in Daya River near Lingipur on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Thursday evening.
According to sources, the mishap took place when the minor boy, a resident of Indira Colony in Lingipur, was taking bath in the river this evening.
He suddenly slipped and was swept into the river, said eyewitnesses. However, why he came to the river and who else was accompanying him or whether he was alone is yet to be established.
On being informed about the incident, Fire Services personnel rushed to the spot and launched a search operation.
Till the last report came in, the Fire Services personnel were yet to trace the missing boy even after three hours of frantic search.
Though two scuba diving experts of the Fire Services department were engaged in the search operation, darkness was posing to be the major obstacle, sources informed.
(Reported by Atulya Bout, OTV)