Bhadrak (Odisha), Mar 24 (PTI) Four persons were drowned in two separate incidents while taking bath in Odisha s Bhadrak district today, police said.Also Read - Odisha Lockdown: State Extends Restrictions in 10 Districts Till Aug 1 | Full List of Guidelines Here

While one youth accidentally slipped into the Baitarani river while taking bath, two others got drowned in a bid to save him. Also Read - Rare Yellow Turtle Weighing 2 Kg Spotted in Odisha's Bhadrak, Rescued by School Teacher

The deceased have been identified as Jagannath Boitai (15), Diptiranjan Boitai (17) and Pradeep Bal (20). Also Read - Odisha Cancels Vaccination Drive, COVID Testing in 3 Districts Till May 27 Due to Cyclone Yaas

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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