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Malegaon : Sibling farmers die after drowning in pond

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NASHIK :

Two farmers, who were siblings, reportedly died after drowning in their farm pond in Rampura village of Malegaon tehsil here on Friday.

The deceased have been identified as Sonawane brothers, Kishore and Dnyaneshwar. According to the Vadner-Khakurdi Police, the mishap occurred in the morning when both of them went to water their crops.

While trying to uplift water from the pond, Dynaneshwar’s leg slipped and fell into the 30-feet deep pond.
In a bid to save his younger brother, Kishore tied a rubber tube to a pole and jumped into the pond holding it.
However, the tube got snapped in the midst of rescue owing to which Sonawane brothers died as they didn’t knew to swim.

The bodies have been sent for postmortem, said police, adding that the case of accidental deaths have been registered.

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