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By: Hareesh Kumar Hejmady
Vented dam slab collapse kills a seven-year-old girl
Padubidri, May 29th, 2016: In an unfortunate incident a seven-year-old school girl was drowned in a rivultet when a slab of the vented dam on which she was walking gave away. The incident took place near Halekudru in Kokrani area of Mulki on Sunday noon. Riyanna Furtado was going to collect the fallen coconuts along with her 10-year-old brother Aron and a 11-year-old relative Anish and as they were walking on one of the slabs of the vented dam, the slab collapsed and all three fell into Shambhavi rivulet.
While Aron and Anish managed to come out of the water, Riyanna got drowned as a slab piece also fell on her. Hearing the screams of the children, some people arrived by a boat, but they could only recover her body.
Riyanna, daughter of Herald and Lavina Furtado from Halekudru in Kokrani, was studying in the 3rd standard in Bethany school at Kilpady.
The vented dam was consgtructed in the year 1994 during Mandala Panchayat time. A case of unnatural death has been registered at the Padubidri police station.