Tragic scenes unfolded in Rayagada district on Sunday (October 3) when a youth accidentally slipped into a river while taking selfie in his mobile phone. The youth identified as Bilal Ansari has been missing since.
Ansari hails from Uttar Pradesh but was living in Rayagada to make his ends meet by working as a makeshift food vendor. As per reports, Ansari along with his friends had gone to the Hanging Bridge near Nagabali River.
Ansari went into the river to take selfie, completely unaware of the consequences. In the next moment, he slipped into deep water and was swept away by the heavy water current. Ansari’s friends lodged a missing complaint at Rayagada Police station in this regard.
Based on the complaint, the Fire Services personnel launched a search operation Monday (October 4) morning. However till filing of this report, Ansari was yet to be traced.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 04 October 2021, 01:31 PM IST
More than 100 others were rescued from the unit, located in Kadodara industrial area, they said, adding that some workers were also injured in the incident.