7-yr-old dead, father critical in snakebite


Keonjhar: A seven-year-old girl died while her father is stated to be critical after they were bitten by a snake in their house at Sankir village in Keonjhar sadar block on Saturday.

The deceased minor has been identified as Kuntala Munda while her father has been identified as Sukulal Munda.

According to sources, the incident occurred when the duo were taken seriously ill while sleeping last night. The family members later learnt that they were bitten by snake after the minor girl started vomiting.

Though they were rushed to the Keonjhar district headquarters hospital, Kuntala died on the way to the hospital while Sukulal was admitted at the hospital in a critical condition.

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