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Naba Pradhan, 22, died Friday night after he drowned trying to get water to extinguish a house fire.

Pradhan had ran to a nearby pond to get water to fight a fire that had broken out at a home in his village. Upon reaching the pond, the young man slipped in and drowned. Fire crews reportedly did not show up to the fire until 3 hours after they were notified.

In response to the fire crew’s lateness, the village blocked the main road through the area with burning tires and the body of the young man who died. They also are demanding compensation for his death.

Source: Odisha youth drowns in pond in bid to extinguish fire, locals block road | OdishaSunTimes.com

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