A six-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool at a private resort in Auroville in Villupuram district on Sunday.
However, her parents and relatives maintained that the girl was clever enough to know the danger of moving closer to a water body and suspected foul play.
According to Chiragpally Sub-Inspector M Kashinath, financial difficulties could be the cause behind the tragic deaths.
However, District Health Officer Dr DN Manjunath clarified that the PHC has two doctors and three staff nurses working in shifts round the clock.
Expressing grief, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the next of kin of each deceased.
A tragedy in August 2010 brutally illustrated the situation. During a barbecue with friends in Shreveport, Louisiana, DeKendrix Warner, a Black teenager, waded into shallow water in the Red River.
As many as six boys drowned in Suryalanka beach on October 4; fortnight later, four more boys swept away at Ramapuram beach
They were part of 40-member group who went on a pilgrimage to Poondi Matha Basilica, ventured into the Kollidam river to take bath this morning.
After immersing the idol, they started taking bath but due to increased water level in the river, they all drowned.
Five of a group of six rescued from drowning near Ibrahimpatnam
According to Ibrahmipatnam police inspector Palivela Srinu, six school boys, who belong to B Colony in Ibrahmipatnam went to Ferry Point for swimming as it was a holiday on account of Janmashtami.
This was the second such incident since May this year. In May, a 10-year-old boy jumped into the Blue Fab Swimming Pool at Nagole while visiting the city with his family and drowned.
Utkal University and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) on Monday created awareness among the students and villagers of Cuttack’s Banki about State-specific disasters.
In the first phase, the technique will be demonstrated to fire personnel as they are among the first responders in case of an emergency.
The police said that the victim, Kiran Rajpur, a resident of Begur village of Dharwad district, had come to the dam along with his friends.
Police have warned locals, tourists and pilgrims against bathing in the sea due to the high tide.
The Police team is being supervised by an Additional SP rank officer and the Puri sea beach has been divided into six zones.
In the last 14 days, as many as 23 persons faced a similar situation in eight incidents, in which three died.
The Summer holidays and simmering heat are driving several youngsters to waterbodies, much to the chagrin of Guntur police and other district authorities.
The timely action of a traffic police sub-inspector and NDRF personnel rescued a woman from drowning in river Krishna at Prakasam barrage in Vijayawada on Sunday afternoon.