Sundergarh, Nov 24: In a tragic incident, two youths drowned after duo was swept away by undercurrent while bathing in River Koel in Rourkela city in Sundergarh district.
The identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained.
Sources said, the duo had come to Kopasanga to attend a marriage and had gone to the river bank to take a bath. Meanwhile, they slipped into the river and drowned.
Locals spotted the mishap and alerted the fire brigade officials.
A rescue team fished out the body of duo from the river and rushed them to IGH, Rourkela. Both of them were declared dead at the hospital.
Police have registered a case and sent the bodies for post-mortem.