Four children drown in reservoir

Koraput
21 Nov 2017

Four children, including two girls, drowned in a reservoir in Koraput district of Odisha, police said today. The incident took place on Monday when the children were playing near a reservoir adjacent to Paraja Khudupi village in the district, they said. All four of them were aged between 2 and 9 years. Efforts are on to ascertain the circumstances under which the children slipped into the reservoir, said additional superintendent of police (Koraput) V R Rao. "A case has been registered and investigation is in progress. We are also trying to ascertain whether it was a case of accident or foul play," he said. The deceased were identified as Laxmi Bhoi, Susanta Bhoi, Sanjay Bhoi and Sabita Majhi, he added.