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Six drown in Saptari ponds in five days


Nepalnews
2021 Sep 26, 14:11, Kathmandu

As many as six persons have drowned in ponds in Saptari district in a period of five days.

Construction of ponds rampantly and leaving them open is often blamed for the death of people.

Such incidents have occurred especially during monsoon when ponds constructed haphazardly are filled. The problem in Tarai districts is perennial.

With this, a total of 15 people have drowned in the district so far in the current fiscal year, 2021/22 that started July 16 this year.

The latest victim has been identified as a two-year-old Ram Pukar of Shambhunath Municipality-12, son of Mahananda Sardar. Ram Pukar died after drowning in a pond constructed near his house on Saturday.

He breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Rajbiraj for treatment, said the bereaved family.

Similarly, Rahamat of Bishnupur Rural Municipality-5, the three-year-old son of Aajad Ali, drowned in a pond on Friday. The incident took place while he was playing. Most of the victims included children. 

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