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Assam Tragic Incident: Youth Lose Their Lives in Separate Drowning Incidents

Tragic drownings claim young lives in Assam: Safety measures urged, illegal pond constructions a concern.

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Guwahati, June 26: In a devastating incident that unfolded on Monday, a young man lost his life after jumping into a pond while playing football with his friends. The deceased has been identified as Anirban Borah. The incident occurred in the Amguri area of the district, where Anirban jumped into a pond for a swim but tragically went missing.

According to local sources, the pond where the incident took place was illegally dug by an alleged land mafia. This unfortunate incident has brought to light the dangers posed by such unauthorized constructions. The incident has sparked concerns among the locals, leading them to inform the police immediately. A rescue operation was swiftly launched to locate the missing youth.

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After hours of relentless efforts, the rescue team was able to retrieve Anirban’s lifeless body from the pond. As per protocol, the body was sent to the hospital for post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death. The incident has left the community shocked and grieving the loss of a promising young life.

Sadly, this is not the only incident of its kind in recent days. Just a day before, another tragic drowning occurred in the Tingrai River, Dibrugarh district, claiming the life of a student. The deceased has been identified as Mohit Bhuyan. The incident occurred in the Duliajan area.

Upon receiving the distressing news, local authorities, including the police and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), promptly initiated a search operation to locate the student’s body. After exhaustive efforts, they were able to recover the young student’s lifeless body from the river. The incident has left the community in mourning and has raised concerns about safety measures near water bodies.

Drowning incidents continue to be a significant concern, especially during the summer months when people seek relief from the scorching heat in rivers, ponds, and other water bodies. While swimming and enjoying water-based activities can be refreshing and enjoyable, it is crucial to prioritize safety and take precautionary measures to prevent tragic accidents.

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Authorities and local communities must work together to raise awareness about water safety, especially in areas prone to such incidents. Promoting the importance of swimming lessons, teaching basic water safety rules, and ensuring the presence of trained lifeguards can go a long way in preventing future tragedies.

Additionally, it is imperative to address the issue of illegal pond constructions and other unauthorized structures. Such activities pose a significant risk to public safety and should be promptly identified and addressed by relevant authorities. Strict regulations, enforcement, and regular inspections can help mitigate these risks and ensure the safety of the community.

As the communities in Sivasagar and Dibrugarh districts mourn the loss of these young lives, it is a sobering reminder for everyone to prioritize safety and take necessary precautions when engaging in water-related activities.

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