Student drowns in a canal, feared dead

Salepur: In a tragic mishap, two students got drowned in Kendrapada Satabatia Canal on Wednesday while taking a bath in the stream. After a herculean effort by some locals, one of them could be saved while the other one is still missing.

According to sources, the students, Rahul Jain, and Sanjay Jena are both residents of Cuttack. The two were on a visit to their relative’s house when they decided to take a bath in the canal. Sadly, they could not manage to swim amid unusual current and got drowned. Sanjay could be fished out of the water while Rahul is yet to be traced.

Rescue teams of Odraf and the fire department have launched a rescue operation to find out Rahul.

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