Teenage girl meets watery grave in Odisha

Sonepur: In a tragic incident, a teenage girl met watery grave while plucking flowers from a pond at Charda village under Binika block in Sonepur district today.

Reportedly, the 18-year-old girl identified Priyanaka Thanapati went to a nearby pond to take bath at around 6 am. While bathing, she went into deep water to pluck lotus and later drowned. A few locals who were also there in the pond tried to trace her but failed. They later called up fire brigade officials, who reached the spot and fished out the body.

A pal gloom descended in the locality following death of minor girl, daughter of one Gopi Thanapati.

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