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Two drown in pond during Boita Bandana Utsav in Odisha

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Dhenkanal, Nov 6:

In a tragic incident, two persons drowned in a pond at Kandabindha village in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district during Boita Bandana celebrations this morning.

According to reports, the villagers had congregated at Thakura Pokhari pond in the village early in the morning to celebrate Boita Bandana.

A group of youths of the village had gone inside the pond on a boat when it suddenly lost balance and capsized. While most of them managed to swim ashore, two of them were drowned.

Following information, the police and a fire brigade team rushed to the village.

Till reports last came in, the search operation was on.

The identity of the two missing villagers was not immediately known.