Two women tourists feared drowned

Puri: Two women tourists were today feared drowned after they went for a holy dip near a sea beach at Swargadwar area here, police said. The women, identified as Satyabrati Naik (30) and Jamuna Khako (25), were swept away by a high tide, inspector-in- charge of the local police station Amulya Kumar Dhar said.

Life guards are unable to trace the two missing women and and the search is on, Dhar said. The women were part of a 20-member tourist group from Koraput visiting Puri and Konark on the occasion of `Magha Saptami`. At least 25 people had drowned while taking a bath in the sea last year, the police said.