Keonjhar, Sep 16 : There is still no trace of three boys who went missing at Anandapur in Keonjhar district during Khudurukuni idols in river Baitarani.
The mishap occurred at Atta ghat in Anandpur at around 10 am today while local Khudurukuni puja revelers took out their idols to river Baitarani for immersion.
Local reports said,around 500 local boys and girls had gone in a procession to the river bank for immersion of the Khudurukuni idols. While the immersion ceremony was under way, eight boys were swept away in the river’s under current.
Four of them were rescued immediately while the body of another has been fished out. However, there is still no trace of the other three.
Fire brigade team has intensified its search and rescue operation to trace the missing boys.