Two drown in Mahanadi

Cuttack: In a tragic incident, two youths drowned in Mahanadi near Gadagadia Ghat this morning.

Reports said the three youths, belonging to Telegu community had gone for immersion of Solapua Maa Ghata when two of them slipped into the deep waters. While one of them managed to swim to the shore, the two others drowned.

At this, some locals, present on the spot informed the police. Following information, a team of Fire brigade and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) rushed to the spot and began search operation to trace out the bodies.  After an two hours of search, the body of a youth was fished out.

But as the sun set in, the search operation was stopped. The team will carry out the operation tomorrow.

Notably, three students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) had drowned while taking bath at Gadagadia Ghat on August 30 this year.