Bhadrak (Odisha), Mar 24 (PTI) Four persons were drowned in two separate incidents while taking bath in Odisha s Bhadrak district today, police said.

While one youth accidentally slipped into the Baitarani river while taking bath, two others got drowned in a bid to save him.

The deceased have been identified as Jagannath Boitai (15), Diptiranjan Boitai (17) and Pradeep Bal (20).

Their bodies were later fished out by the locals and rushed to a nearby hospital where the three were declared brought dead.

In another incident, a class 7 girl drowned in a village pond at Dangamala under Basudevpur block in the district while taking bath.

The deceased girl has been identified as Geetanjali Behera.

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