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 Weather Update: IMD Issues Red Alert In 7 Districts, Flood Alert Issued For Mahanadi
While one youth accidentally slipped into the Baitarani river while taking bath, two others got drowned in a bid to save him. Also Read - Viral Video: Man Rescues Thirsty King Cobra Trapped in Fishnet, Feeds It Water | Watch
The deceased have been identified as Jagannath Boitai (15), Diptiranjan Boitai (17) and Pradeep Bal (20). Also Read - Odisha Braces For Another Possible Cyclonic Storm, Alert Issued To 18 Districts | Top Developments
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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