Mala Majhi Karthik Majhi Priyanshu Bhol : “Three Minors Drown in Separate Incidents in Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh Districts”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Three tragic incidents of drowning claimed the lives of three minors in the Mayurbhanj and Sundargarh districts of Odisha on Saturday. In the first incident, two siblings, Mala Majhi (6) and her brother Karthik Majhi (2), drowned while taking a bath in the village pond of Jyotipur under Baripada Sadar police station in the Mayurbhanj district.

The heartbreaking incident unfolded around 10.30 am when the young duo ventured to the pond for a refreshing bath. Unfortunately, they slipped into a deep pocket of water, and when they didn’t return, their worried parents initiated a frantic search. The authorities were alerted, and the fire personnel rushed to the scene to recover the lifeless bodies of the two innocent children.

Simultaneously, in Rourkela, another tragic incident occurred. A 14-year-old school student named Priyanshu Bhol lost his life while his friend Priyaranjan Padhi went missing in the Koel river near Pradhanpali within the Chhend police limits during the afternoon. According to sources, the two boys, along with two other classmates from an English medium school, decided to visit the riverside after school hours. Tragically, while bathing, Priyanshu and Priyaranjan got caught in a perilous situation, resulting in their unfortunate fate. The Chhend police managed to recover one of the bodies, but the search for the missing boy was still underway.

These heart-wrenching incidents serve as a stark reminder of the importance of water safety, especially for children. It is crucial for parents and guardians to educate their young ones about the potential dangers associated with swimming in natural bodies of water and to always supervise them closely. Additionally, communities and local authorities should consider implementing safety measures, such as installing warning signs, fences, and lifeguards, to prevent such tragic accidents in the future.

The loss of these young lives has left their families devastated, and the entire community mourns alongside them. It is a sobering reminder that even moments of innocent fun can quickly turn into tragedy. As we reflect on these unfortunate events, let us pledge to prioritize water safety and take proactive measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring.

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