The joy of auspicious ‘Boita Bandana’ festival went wrong and resulted in death of one girl and a youth in two separate incidents in Rayagada district on Tuesday.
The deceased girl, an engineering student from Rayagada had gone with her friends to celebrate the festival. She slipped into the Nagabali river and her friends were unable to get her out of the water.
The fire personnel reached the spot and rescued her dead body.
Similarly, a youth who was with his family members drowned in Bansadhara river near Gumuda in Gunupur area.