Man dies after falling into open drain

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Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, a 55-year-old man died after falling into an open drain near Banadurga Temple in Unit VI area here today evening.

The deceased has been identified as Harihar Patnaik was a resident of Ganga Nagar in Unit VI.

The incident took place at around 8:30 pm when Patnaik while walking along the water-logged roads fell into an uncovered drain which was filled with rain water after an evening shower in the city.

On being informed, fire service personnel rushed to the spot and retrieved the body around 400 metres away from the spot of mishap.

Earlier, a student had died in a similar way after being swept away in the drain water at Unit VIII area last year.

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