Jaleswar: A 10-year-old boy went missing while taking bath near a cremation ground in the banks of Buasali river under Bhograi block in Balasore district on Sunday morning.
According to sources, the incident occurred when the minor boy was taking bath in the river today morning. Eyewitnesses said while taking bath the minor slipped and was swept away by the strong currents.
Though some locals jumped into the river to rescue the minor boy but failed to trace him.
On being informed, the fire service personnel reached the spot and launched a rescue operation to trace out the missing boy.
As per available information, the search operation is still underway.