Three drown in Hirakud dam

Sambalpur: In a tragic incident, three persons, including two brothers drowned while taking bath in the Hirakud dam here today.

The deceased were identified as Sushant Mishra and brothers Hitesh and Asit, sons of Kishore Hota. The incident occurred near Jhankaani temple on the lower catchment of the Hirakud dam, where Kishore, a teacher by profession, and his colleague Sushant had gone to take bath.

Kishore’s two sons, who had also gone there to take bath, slipped and were swept away by the water current. Kishore’s friend Sushant also drowned while trying to rescue the two.