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Ram Navami tragedy : 2 kids drown to death

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Bamra, Apr 8:

In a tragic incident two minors were drowned while taking a bath at the Rajabandh pond in Gobindpur Gram Panchayat near here today.

The two have been identified as Dilgesh Prasad (8) son of Devanand Prasad and Lokesh Prasad (7) as son of Ramji Prasad of Biharipada of New Colony locality.

Both the children, who belonged to the Bihari community slipped away from home to take a bath while the community was busy celebrating Ram Navami, sources said.

A hue and cry was raised when their bodies were seen floating in the pond this afternoon. They were rushed to the Community Health Centre at Gobindpur but declared ‘brought dead’ by the doctors on duty. Following the tragic incident, grief and mourning have overtaken the celebratory mood in the area.