Four Swept Away During Idol Immersion Ceremony, One Rescued

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Bhubaneswar: As many as four persons have been swept away during the immersion of idols of Goddess Laxmi in Pattamundai nullah under Jagatpur in Cuttack last night.

Reportedly, the incident occurred while a group of youths who had gone to immerse idols of Goddess Laxmi when four of them lost control and were caught in the strong current of the fast-flowing nullah which is in spate following heavy rains.

While one of them was rescued by locals, three others are still missing. A joint search operation is underway by ODRAF, Fire Services, and Police to trace the missing persons.

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