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Six girls drown in pond Jharkhand

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 15:34

Godda: Six minor girls drowned while trying to collect snails in a pond at Mehrama area in Gonda district of Jharkhand, police said on Sunday.
The tribal girls, all aged about 10 years, formed a human chain and went deep into the pond but slipped one after another yesterday and drowned.
All the victims were residents of Masuria village -- which is very close to the pond -- under Ishipur police station of bordering Bhagalpur district of Bihar, the sources said.

Snails are used as food by the local people.


First Published: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 15:34
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