Kharasrota river tragedy: Toll rises to 5

Jajpur: The toll in Kharasrota river tragedy in Jajpur district rose to four after two more bodies were recovered from the waterbody early this morning.

One of the deceased has been identified as Krishna Jena.

Search operation is underway by a firefighting team along with locals to trace body of the missing youth.

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Last afternoon, seven youth were swept away in Kharasrota river at Badasuanar village under Sadar police limits in Jajpur district. While bodies of two youth were recovered from the river, another person was rescued in critical condition. He was later rushed to Jajpur District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) before being shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

The mishap took place when the youth were taking bath at Mangala Ghat of the river after playing Holi.


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