Baripada: A 12-year-old boy went missing after being swept away in Sona river in Kaptipada area of Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district today.
According to reports, Bapun Majhi of Mahishasuri village, after returning home from school, went near the river to watch flood water around 4 pm. Unfortunately, he slipped into the river and got swept away by current.
On being informed, Fire personnel reached the spot and launched rescue operation. Till last reports came in, the minor boy was yet to be traced.
Worth mentioning, one gate of the dam located 5 km away from the village was opened today following rise of water-level of the river.