Angul: In a tragic incident, two persons were drowned while taking bath in Samal barrage of Brahmani river in Odisha’s Angul district.
The deceased have been identified as Kishore Nayak (27) and Kanhu Charan Mohanty (29).
The incident took place near Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited (OPTCL) project in Brahmani river here.
As per the available information, the two youth met the watery grave while taking bath in the barrage this afternoon.
On seeing the two drowning, the locals, who were also taking bath in the river, raised an alarm and informed the Fire brigade personnel. Later their bodies were fished out and sent to a nearby hospital for autopsy.
Following the incident, a pall of gloom has descended upon the village and nearby areas.
A case was registered and investigation is on.