Sambalpur, Sept 18: A youth went missing after accidentally falling into the power channel at Chiplima Hydro Electric Project in Odisha’s Sambalpur late last night.
The identity of the youth and the circumstances under which he fell into the power channel are yet to be ascertained.
Sources said the youth had gone to the power channel late last night when he slipped off and fell into the power channel. He then reportedly got swept away.
Upon getting the information, fire brigade personnel rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation to trace the youth at night but in vain.
Later, the rescue operation was resumed early this morning. However, the youth is yet to be traced.
Meanwhile, local police have also started a probe to ascertain the circumstances under which the youth fell into the power channel.