Minor girl goes missing after being swept away in Rushikulya river

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Ganjam: A minor girl went missing while two others were rescued after being swept away in Rushikulya river near Kanjiama village under Hinjilicut police limits in Ganjam district today.

The identity of the missing girl is yet to be ascertained.

According to sources, three girls had gone to fetch water from the river for Khudurukuni Osha this morning. Meanwhile, they slipped into deep water and was unable to swim ashore after being swept away by strong currents.

Locals present at the spot immediately launched a search for the missing girls and alerted the fire department officials about the same.

Fire department personnel reached the spot and launched a search operation to trace the missing girl. While two girls were rescued, one is still missing till the last report came in.

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