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RTC student drowns in Mao River

Jul 18, 2011

A 2nd year student of the Royal Thimphu College (RTC) has drowned in the Mao River in Gelephu. The incident occurred yesterday.

Three days earlier, police rescued and saved a class VII student of Gelephu Lower Secondary School from drowning in the Mao River.

The deceased was in Gelephu on summer break.

According to the police, the deceased and his friends had gone for a swim in the Mao River. The deceased urged his friends to try and cross the river. When his friends refused, he swam all alone and crossed the river. He was washed away by the river while he was returning.

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