Two children drowned during Ganesh idol immersion in Jagatsinghpur.

JAGATSINGHPUR Sep 11. In two separate shocking incidents two school children were drowned in water bodies while performing Ganesh idol immersion in different parts of Jagatsinghpur district on Tuesday.

Report said that a class tenth student Papunu Sahoo from Hanumani Memorial Trishakti Bidyapitha in Chikinia village under Raghunathpur area was drowned in Hansua River during Ganesh idol immersion. Two The deceased boy accompanied by about his 15 friends had gone to Hansua River on Tuesday evening for immersing the Ganesh deity where he slipped in to the deep water and disappeared following river’s undercurrent, his fellow friends took endeavor searching him but failed to trace in nearby areas, latter fire personnel from Raghunathpur were called up, during search operation Papunu body was traced and immediately shifted to Raghunathpur hospital for treatment where doctor attending him declared he was brought dead. Police seized the dead body and performed legal formalities. the incident has created serious resentment among the residents who asked for a probe on the negligent act of the school authority who allowed teen aged students performing idol immersion when non of school teacher and staff had accompanied them, acting on the complaint circle inspector of school has directed conducting a probe on the incident after getting report action will be taken against the errant school authority, informed Prashant Swain, circle inspector of School.

In another similar drowned incident occurred at Majhikhora village under Olavar Panchayat in Balikuda block a class tenth student Smruti Ranjan Satapathy was died on Tuesday. few coaching centre students had organized Ganesh Puja in village, on Tuesday they had taken Ganesh idol for immersion to Alaka River, suddenly one student overturned in to the river water as consequence Smruti jumped in to the water rescuing him unfortunately the drowned boy was released from the water but Smruti disappeared from the spot. Local people launched drive tracing the drowned Smruti latter his dead body was fished out from river water. A pall of gloom hung over the area soon after the tragic news reached residents, we were worried knowing the incident how a courageous boy sacrificed his live for saving life of a coaching centre friend.

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