10 November 2018
Rourkela: In an unfortunate incident, a young student drowned to death while taking a bath in the Koel River here today morning.
The deceased has been identified as Rahul Patra (17). Patra was a Plus Two student in the Government Autonomous College of Rourkela.
Reportedly, Rahul and two of his friends had gone to the Teterkela bank of Koel River this morning to take a bath. Unfortunately, Rahul’s leg slipped while taking bath and he entered into deep water and drowned. On seeing Rahul drown, his friends screamed for help from locals.
On receiving information from the locals, the Bisra police and fire services personnel rushed to the site to launch a search operation in the river. Later, Rahul’s lifeless body was recovered from the river.