Fisherman drowns in Hirakud reservoir


Sambalpur: A 75-year-old fisherman drowned in the Hirakud reservoir in Sambalpur district while catching fish on Thursday morning.

The deceased elderly man has been identified as Maktari Sethi, of Baghmunda village under Lakhanpur police limits in the district.

According to sources, unlike every day, Maktari had gone to catch fish on his boat this morning. But, when he failed to return home, family members carried out a frantic search.

Based on a missing complaint, Lakhanpur police and the villagers also launched a search and later, fished out Maktari’s lifeless body from deep water.


After a preliminary investigation, police suspect that Maktari might have fallen into the water body accidentally and got entangled in the fishing net. The body has been sent for post-mortem, sources said.

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