BERHAMPUR: A technician from Mumbai, Wasim Muhammad (22), got drowned in a pond near the Gopalpur port. He was part of a four-member team involved in the repair of barges of the port. The accident occurred while he was taking bath in a deep pond created by sand mining by the Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL). Police and fire brigade officials fished out his body after a search for over three hours.