Sambalpur: Two schoolboys drowned while taking bath in a power channel in Sambalpur district on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Suman Das of Kuluthkani and Sumit Dalai of Badabazar, both were students of Sri Maa Aurobindo School in the district.
According to sources, the duo had gone to attend their coaching classes in the morning. While returning home they went to take bath in Chiplima power channel and drowned.
Some locals immediately informed the fire-fighters who rushed to the spot and fished out the bodies of the deceased. The bodies were later taken to the district headquarters hospital.