Sambalpur, Feb 2: A youth drowned while taking bath in a canal at Sasan Canal in the district today. The deceased has been identified as Basanta Munda.
As per reports, Munda was swept away in the canal while taking a bath. Others present at the spot tried to rescue him but failed to do so.
Later personnel of Odisha Fire Service reached the spot and conducted a search operation. The body of Munda was finally fished out after four hours.