Dhenkanal , Sep 23: An elderly woman has been rescued safely after being swept away in the Ramial river near Dhenkanal on Thursday.
The woman has been identified as Balitarei of Odana village under Bhuban block limit in Dhenkanal district.
Sources said Around 75- years Bali had been to Odana dam near her village to attend the call of nature. Meanwhile, she skidded into the dam water and swept away in the high current of Ramial River.
Subsequently, she was carried downstream towards the Brahmani River. However, she was seen floating under the dam near Marthapur village which is almost five kilometers away.
Villagers led by Jiten Jay Rout rescued Bali from water and provided her with essential resuscitation.
Being informed, Jamunakote Sarpanch Khulana Rout took her to the Marthapur health center and undertook treatment. Fortunately, Bali was found to have normal health conditions.