Bhubaneswar: A woman and her daughter died after they drowned in Bansadhara river in Rayagada district today.
Sources said the duo was swept away by the strong current of the Bansadhara river when they were taking bath near Minajhola Shiva temple in Gunupur.
Though the identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained, they reportedly hail from Hadabhangi area of Gajapati district.
Locals initially spotted the two bodies floating in the river. On being informed by them, fire personnel reached the spot and fished out the bodies. Meanwhile, police rushed to the spot and sent the bodies for post-mortem.