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Five tourists drown in Orissa pool

At least five tourists, including three children and a woman, drowned while taking a bath in a sacred pool at a pilgrimage site in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district on Friday, police said.

india Updated: Jun 11, 2010 14:40 IST

At least five tourists, including three children and a woman, drowned while taking a bath in a sacred pool at a pilgrimage site in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district on Friday, police said.

The accident occurred at Bhimkund - a natural 1,000-foot-deep water tank that the river Baitarani flows into, about 200 km from Bhubaneswar.

"The bodies of the victims have been recovered," a district police official said.

According to legend, Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers used to take bath in Bhimkund when they were leading their incognito life in Birat Nagar, the present Kaptipada in the district.