Youth goes missing in canal in Cuttack

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Cuttack: A youth went missing in Kakatpur main canal after slipping into the water under Cuttack Sadar police limits here yesterday.

The victim has been identified as Bibhuti Kumar Swain (26) of Dolamandap Sahi under Dhenkanal Town police limits.

Swain who had set out on a journey to state capital Bhubaneswar along with two of his friends from the village yesterday came across the mishp near Pratapnagari. While getting freshen up in the canal after attending nature’s call he slipped into the water due to some reason and swept away by strong current.

After the victim’s friends raised an alarm some locals rushed to the spot and tried to search him but failed. Later, fire services personnel and police reached the spot to launch rescue operation in the canal which also went in vain.

The missing youth is yet to be traced in the canal and rescue efforts are underway.

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