4 minors die after drowning in Mahanadi river in Cuttack

Cuttack: In a tragic incident, four minors have drowned in Mahanadi River in Cuttack on Thursday. One among the four minors has been found dead, while three others are still missing. The deceased has been identified as Jaga Behera, son of Muna Behera of Potapokhari.

Reportedly, the four students went to Gandhipalli in Baligada near Mahanadi River late on Thursday afternoon to pick berries. Thereafter, they slipped off into Mahanadi, but unfortunately nobody was present near the spot.

The families of the four locals went to search for them as they did not return till late night.

Later a local spotted two bicycles lying on the ground and immediately informed to others for help and also informed the local police station.

On getting the information, Chauliaganj police arrived at the spot along with Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh following which he sent the team of ODRAF fire fighters to initiate the rescue operation of the minors. Muna’s body was recovered from Bhadimula Ghat in Kanheipur.

However, the three other minors, identified as Chandan Behera, Shubham Sethi and another minor, have not yet been traced.

The Cuttack DCP again sent the ODRAF team and local fire fighters this morning to resume the rescue operation of the three minors.


In a recent update, bodies of all the three other minors have been rescued from Mahanadi River in Cuttack.

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