Five people drowned while taking bath in ponds and rivers in different parts of Odisha after celebrating Holi on Wednesday, police said.
Two brothers drowned while taking bath in the Brahmani river in Kendrapada district. They got caught in the river current at Musadhia in the Pattamundai police station area.
A boy drowned in the Chitrapola river in the Salipur area of Cuttack while bathing, police said.
A girl drowned in a pond in the Soro area of the Balasore district. Similarly, a man drowned while bathing in the village pond in Kandhapalli in the Sadar police area of Bolangir.
A man went missing while taking bath in Mahanadi near Choudwar in Cuttack. A search is on to rescue him, officials said.