Jajpur, Mar 25: Two brothers on Thursday drowned while bathing in Kharasrota River near Kuakhia under the police limits.
The deceased have been identified as Dinabandhu (18) and Dibakar(16) of Chintapalli village under Rasulpur block.
According to reports, the two brothers 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 duo was rushed to a nearby government hospital, where the doctors declared them dead.
A pall of gloom descend on the village following the death of the two brothers.