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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balasore, Mar 13:

In a tragic incident, a minor boy drowned to death in a pond at Hansipatana village under Atapur panchayat in Soro block of Odisha’s Balasore district today while bathing after holi celebrations.

The deceased was identified as Sai Swarup Rout (9).

According to reports, the minor boy and two of his friends drowned while taking bath in a pond after playing Holi.

Hearing their screams, the villagers rescued the trio and rushed them to Soro hospital, where doctor declared Sai Swarup dead.

Other two are undergoing treatment at the hospital.