Jagatsinghpur: Two persons from Tirtol and Paradeep areas were reported drowned in river Mahanadi on Saturday while bathing in two different locations of the river.

The first incidence reported at Balipatana Village under Tarajanga Panchayat in Tirtol Block when one Amit Kumar Sahoo had gone to river Mahanadi for bathing after celebrating Holi festival. Unfotunately he slipped into the deep water and drowned. Later his body was fished out by the local people.

In another similar incidence one Kalandi Behera hailing from Sandhakuda Village nearer to Paradeep had gone for bathing to Mahanadi confluence at Paradeep. As he didn’t return, after few hours his family members searched for him but could not locate him. Later his dead body was recovered on Saturday night.

In both incidence police have registered two Unnatural Death cases and conducted postmortem of the dead bodies.