**Khurda:** A youth died after being washed away in a canal while taking selfie near Atri hot water spring in Baghamari village under Town police limits of the district today.
The deceased was identified as 17-year-old Papu Samal of Siripur in Bhubaneswar.
As per reports, Samal was on a picnic with four of his friends from Bhubaneswar. It was while taking selfie near the canal that he slipped and fell into the waters and was carried away by the strong current.
It was only after joint efforts of locals and Begunia fire brigade personnel his body was recovered from the canal.
Meanwhile, the body has been seized by police and sent for post-mortem. An investigation into the incident has also been launched, said sources.