As per reports, the deceased duo, aged around 18 and 19 year old, were the residents of Pathuria village under Agapal gram panchayat of Kujang block in the district. They were studying Plus Two in a local college.
The two youths reportedly went to the river to take a bath at around 9 am today. While taking bath, they were washed away in the strong current of water.
Soon, the locals present at the spot rescued the two and rushed them to Kujang hospital where the doctors declared the duo “brought dead”.
On being informed, Kujang Police reached the spot and started a probe into the incident.
“The mortal remains of the youths will be handed over to their respective family after post-mortem. Further investigation is underway,” a police officer said.
Recently, three students died after drowning in Mahanadi River near Jobra in Cuttack.