Kharasrota river tragedy: Toll mounts to six as another body recovered

Jajpur: The toll in the Kharasrota river tragedy in Odisha’s Jajpur district rose to six as body of another youth was recovered from the water body, today.

The deceased was identified as Biswajit Jena. The rescue and search operation was being carried out by an ODRAF team.

Notably, seven youths were swept away in Kharasrota river on March 18 while they were taking bath after Holi celebrations at Badasuanar village under Sadar police limits in the district.

While one of them was rescued and admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, others went missing. The bodies of the six persons were later fished out of the river.

On the other hand, the rescued youth, identified as Amit Jena, was discharged from the hospital, last night.

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