Selfie near dam costs engineer his life in Odisha

Boudh: Clicking selfie near Salunki dam in Odisha’s Boudh district costed an engineer his life as the mobile phone fell into the reservoir and he drowned  while trying to find the device.

The deceased has been identified as Mukundam R (22) of Tamil Nadu. According to reports, the engineer and three others engaged in a Mega Lift Irrigation Project work had gone to the reservoir yesterday evening to take bath.

A mobile phone slipped out of Mukundam’s hand and fell into the water when he was taking selfies. He then jumped into the waterbody to fish out the mobile phone but went missing.

On being informed by his associates, Fire personnel rushed to the spot and initiated a rescue operation. They managed to recover the body this morning.

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