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Father, son drown in pond in Odisha village

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Kendrapara, Nov 11:

In a tragic incident a father-son duo met with a watery grave after drowning in a pond at Baniapal village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district late on yesterday night.

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The deceased have been identified as Rama Chandra Sahu (father) and Smruti Ranjan Sahu (son).

Deceased Rama Chandra accompanied by his son Smruti Ranjan had gone to the pond to immerse the offerings (pinda daan) made to his late father on his shradh (death anniversary) day late in the evening.

On finding his son drowning in the pond, Rama Chandra tried to rescue him.  However, both drowned in the process.

Family members fished out the bodies of the father and son and informed the police. Police have seized the bodies and has sent them from post-mortem.

A pall of gloom prevails in the village over the death of the father-son duo.