College Teacher’s Two Sons, Colleague Drown In Hirakud Reservoir

**Sambalpur:** A pall of gloom descended in Sambalpur when both the sons of Kishore Hota, a lecturer by profession, met with a watery grave while taking bath on the lower catchment of the Hirakud Dam near Jawahar Minar on Friday morning.

Kishore’s colleague Sukant Mishra also got drowned in a bid to save the two brothers.

Notably, Sukant, who is also a lecturer at Laramba College visited a his friend Kishore’s house in Basant Vihar colony of Burla. Kishore’s sons Nitest and Asit accompanied them to take a bath at the Thakurani riverfront of Hirakud reservoir.

Both the brothers seem to have been swept by the water current. Sukant, who was taking bath not very far from the duo, also got drowned to death in a bid to save them.

Fire personnel from Burla and police officials rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies.