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Tidal waves claim one

A youth drowned and his girlfriend was seriously injured in Old Digha when tidal waves swept them away on Saturday. Another couple — said to be friends of the deceased — were also hurt. The victim was identified as Bijoy Sarkar.

Residents rescued all four persons and took them to Digha State General Hospital, where Sarkar was pronounced dead. The incident occurred around 9 am when the four were sitting on the beach. “They did not heed our warnings about a rough sea,” a police officer said.

- Suicide: Singheshwar Mahato, a CESC employee, hanged himself at a nursing home in Chitpur on Saturday, police said.

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