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Four Die of Electrocution in Jharkhand East Singhbhum District

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The minor boys were aged between eight and 12 years, he said.

Four persons - a 70-year-old woman and three minor boys - died of electrocution at Pipla in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district, after a high tension electric wire snapped and fell on them while they were taking bath near a dam, an official said. The minor boys were aged between eight and 12 years, he said.

All four of them were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared them dead, the official added. BJP MP Bidyut Baran Mahato announced a compensation of Rs 10,000 each for the family of the victims, and urged the government to provide them Rs 10 lakh each.

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first published:June 13, 2021, 21:49 IST