Sonepur, Mar 29: A teenage boy on Monday drowned while bathing in Mahanadi River following Holi celebrations. The boy Sumeet Meher of Block Chhak of the town had gone to Mahanadi Bridge Ghat, along with his family members, to take a bath in the river.
According to reports, the boy lost balance and slipped into deep water. Locals raised an alarm, following which a team of fire brigade personnel carried out a rescue operation and pulled them from the river
The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital in the town, where the doctors declared him dead.