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15 Die On Holi


While Corona Virus (COVID-19) dampened the Holi, death of 15 people on this auspicious day have broken the hearts of many family members of the deceased.

While at least 10 people drowned while bathing and three were killed in a road accident after Holi celebrations in Odisha on 10 March, State Police sources said.

Apart from that two more people, who were swept away while taking bath in the Mahanadi river in Cuttack and in Budalibandh Dam in Balasore district, were yet to be traced, Police Reports.

In another incident, at least 12 people were injured in a group clash during Holi celebrations in the Athagarh area of Cuttack district, the police said.

State Police said three youths drowned at Kenduguda dam in Gunupur in Rayagada district, while two school boys died while bathing in the River Kathjodi near Cuttack following Holi celebrations.

A man drowned in a pond at Aul in Kendrapara district, a woman drowned in Puri canal at Balianta near Bhubaneswar.

A youth was swept away in the River Mahendra Tanaya at Parlakhenmundi in Gajapati district and died, while another died in Indravati dam in Nabarangpur district, reports District Police.

A man drowned in the River Chitrotpala Salepur area of Cuttack district, following Holi celebrations, Police said.

A death occurred in Jambhira Dam near Baripada in Mayurbhanj District on Holi.

A senior Police official said three persons were killed in a road accident while returning home after attending a Holi feast at Kaimati Chhak in Dhenkanal district.

The motorcycle they were riding dashed against a roadside tree and the three were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared them dead, police said.

The deceased were identified as Shubra Saswat Routray from Rameswarapur area under Town Police limits, Dharmananda Dehuri from Kaimati and Kailash Sahu from Achhanda village.

Early in morning in Soro a young man was going to fetch colour for her daughter and died on the spot after he was trounced by a bull and later was hit by a truck. 

In the clash in Cuttack district, at least 12 people were injured. The clash during Holi celebrations was triggered by an altercation over rash driving. All the injured have been hospitalized, a Top Cop informed.
 


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