14 October 2019
Paradip: A truck driver has gone missing after he fell into Mahanadi River from Bhutamundai bridge in Paradip on Sunday evening.
As per reports, one Alekh Nayak with helper Raju Nayak were on an iron rod-laden truck to Paradip. At about 5-7 pm yesterday, Alekh stopped the truck on the bridge to attend nature’s call asked Raju to stay back in the truck.
He was reportedly chatting on his mobile phone when he missed his balance somehow and fell into the river. Raju, on hearing the cry for help, rushed to save him but in vain. he also sought of fellow drivers and helpers but Alekh was missing by then.
Alekh’s family has filed a missing report at the Paradip Lock Police Station. The Police interrogated Raju in this matter. A joint team of Kunjanga Fire Service and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) are undertaking a search and rescue operation for missing Alekh.
This incident occurred within a week of one Debabrata jumping into Kathajodi river near Cuttack after a tiff with his wife. The search and rescue operations for his is still underway.