Firemen rescue youth from drain in Puri

Puri: Fire personnel rescued a youth after he fell into an uncovered drain near Medical Chhak in Puri town on Tuesday.

Sources said the youth was going towards Musa river when he accidentally slipped into the open drain.

Soon after, locals informed fire personnel who rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation. After a few hours of rescue operation, the youth was finally traced from the drain, reports said.

“He had received grievous injuries in the mishap and was rushed to a hospital in Puri,” informed an eyewitness.

“The huge drain connects Badadanda to Musa river. The youth fell into the drain chamber through a manhole which was left uncovered,” informed Sub-Division officer of Fire Department, Bichitrananda Panda.