Bhubaneswar:10/3/20: Holi celebrations turned into tragedy after as many as 13 persons were reportedly drowned while taking bath after the festivities in separate incidents in Odisha on Tuesday.
Two teenage boys identified as Subham Kumar Behera and Nishant Padhi of Netaji Nagar area in Cuttack drowned while taking bath in a river on the outskirts of the city. They had gone to Ghatakula ghat along with friends to take bath in the Kuakhai river after the Holi celebrations when they drowned. Though they were rescued from the river and rushed to SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, the doctors declared them brought-dead.
Similarly, three persons drowned while taking bath after Holi celebrations in Kenduguda Dam in Gunupur of Rayagada district today. While one of the victims died on the spot, two others were declared dead at Padampur hospital. They were identified as K Varun Achary, Suresh Achary and Abisekh Kumar.