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Four die after a slip into a well

Written by: Staff

Rayagada, Orissa, Nov 20 (UNI) A blind man, his wife and another couple, all tribals, died after they were trapped inside a 30 feet deep dug well near Kumarpada village, about 80 kms from here.

Police today said the incident happened last night but the bodies could only be retrieved from the well this morning with the help of the local villagers.

Five tribals, comprising two couple and a boy, yesterday left for Janabali from Muniguda on walk. On their way, a blind man first slipped into a dug well while walking through a field.

His wife tried to rescue him but she too slipped into the well.

Another couple, accompanying them, attempted to rescue the blind man and his wife but they too met with the same fate.

A boy, who was with them, informed the villagers about the incident and soon the villagers rushed to the well but by then all the four had already died.

This morning, police, on being informed about the incident, arrived at the spot and retrieved the bodies with the help of the local villagers. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem.


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