Four die of electrocution in Jharkhand

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Ranchi, June 13 (PTI) Four persons - a 70-year-old woman and three minor boys - died of electrocution at Pipla in Jharkahnds 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. PTI NAM RMS RMS

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