Two sisters drown in Salandi river; 1 retrieved, another missing

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Bhadrak: One among two sisters, who were swept away by the strong currents in the Salandi river of Bhadrak district today, was retrieved from the river while another is still missing. The duo have been identified as Radha Munda and Sobha Munda.

According sources, the deceased Radha along with her elder sister Sobha went to take bath in Hanuman Ghata of Salandi river in the morning. However, while taking bath they slipped into deep water and were swept away in the strong currents.

On being informed, police along with fire service personnel reached the spot and launched a rescue operation to trace the missing girls.

After an hour of ordeal the rescue team fished out Radha’s body, but her elder sister Sobha is still missing and efforts are on to trace her, said a source.

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