2 dead in separate incidents in Saptari

Published On: July 8, 2016 12:53 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SAPTARI, July 8: Two persons have died in separate incidents in the last two days in the district. A 15-year-old boy died due to electric shock while a minor, 4, went missing after being drowned in a canal.

According to the District Police Office, Saptari, Manish Kumar of Maletha VDC-4 died after being electrocuted on Wednesday. Kumar, who had gone to his paddy filed for irrigation, was electrocuted while switching on an electricity-run water pump.

Critically injured Kumar breathed his last while being rushed to Rajbiraj-based Sagarmatha Hospital.

Similary, Rishi Kumar Mandal, 4, son of Rajkumar Mandal of Yoginimai Municipality, has gone missing after being drowned in a monsoon-fed Koshi Pashchimi canal. Police have been searching for him with the help of locals.

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