Bargarh: Following two mishaps reported from the main canal here within the last 24 hours, it has sent a shocking wave among the residents of this district headquarters town.
While one more person got swept away by the water current today, another person has already been missing since yesterday. Both were bathing when the unfortunate incidents took place.
Today’s victim has been identified as Om Prakash Bhoi of Talipada area who slipped into the deep water while bathing in the canal.
According to the eye-witnesses, three persons were bathing at Bardol canal chhak today when Om Prakash got swept away by the water current and disappeared in the deep water.
Yesterday, one Jalandhar Kalet had also been swept away by the canal water.
Till the filing of the report, no one was traced out while the rescue operation of the Fire Brigade team has been intensified.