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5 die trying to save pigeon in Gujarat

The mishap occurred at a village in Anand district when the five entered a pit one after another to rescue the bird.

india Updated: Aug 10, 2006 04:15 IST

Five persons, including a boy, died of suffocation after falling into a pit in a village in Anand district on Wednesday, police said.

The incident occurred in Zalabordi village when the five entered the pit one after the other to rescue a pigeon, police said.

Officials said that the incident occurred when a pigeon was trapped in a pit, following which the boy lowered himself to rescue the bird. However, when he did not return his relatives entered the pit, police said.

Officials said that all five were apparently suffocated to death.

First Published: Aug 09, 2006 22:07 IST