Plus two student drowns in Koel River in Rourkela

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Rourkela: In an unfortunate incident, a Plus two student drowned while taking bath in Koel River near Panposh in Rourkela in Sundargarh district on Saturday.

The deceased boy, identified as Rahul Patra (17), is a Plus II student of Government Autonomous College in Rourkela.

According to sources, the incident occurred when Patra, along with his friends, was taking bath in the river this morning. While taking bath he ventured deep into the water and was swept away by the strong currents.

Following this, his friends sought the help of the locals and some of them jumped into the river to rescue the minor boy but failed to trace him.

On being informed, the police and fire service personnel reached the spot and launched a rescue operation to trace out the missing boy. Later, his lifeless body was retrieved from the river.

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