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Minor girl dies in Town Club swimming pool

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GUWAHATI, June 9 - A seven-year-old girl died while undergoing swimming training at the Gauhati Town Club (GTC) pool on Friday afternoon. The girl, Manashi Kakoti, is a resident of Fatasil Ambari area.

�The incident took place around 4 pm. She was taken to the hospital where she was declared brought dead. The body is being sent for post mortem which will reveal the exact cause of death,� a police official said.

The GTC swimming pool is located on the rooftop. Its maximum depth is 5 feet, but officials at the club said the incident took place at a spot where the depth is just 2.5 feet.

�There were three coaches at the pool at the time of the incident, beside other trainees and their guardians,� a GTC official said. Around 20 trainees were undergoing training at the time of the incident at the pool. Manashi had joined the training in April this year.

�It been around 15 days that she had been training at the pool. In fact she had learnt to swim,� the official said. Till the filing of this report, no FIR was lodged with police.

Describing the incident as unfortunate, GTC secretary Debojit Saikia has urged police to investigate if there were any lapses on the part of the club officials.

�We had started the swimming courses in 2010 and since then there has been no such incident. This is the first one,� Saikia said, expressing his condolences to the girl�s family.

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Minor girl dies in Town Club swimming pool

GUWAHATI, June 9 - A seven-year-old girl died while undergoing swimming training at the Gauhati Town Club (GTC) pool on Friday afternoon. The girl, Manashi Kakoti, is a resident of Fatasil Ambari area.

�The incident took place around 4 pm. She was taken to the hospital where she was declared brought dead. The body is being sent for post mortem which will reveal the exact cause of death,� a police official said.

The GTC swimming pool is located on the rooftop. Its maximum depth is 5 feet, but officials at the club said the incident took place at a spot where the depth is just 2.5 feet.

�There were three coaches at the pool at the time of the incident, beside other trainees and their guardians,� a GTC official said. Around 20 trainees were undergoing training at the time of the incident at the pool. Manashi had joined the training in April this year.

�It been around 15 days that she had been training at the pool. In fact she had learnt to swim,� the official said. Till the filing of this report, no FIR was lodged with police.

Describing the incident as unfortunate, GTC secretary Debojit Saikia has urged police to investigate if there were any lapses on the part of the club officials.

�We had started the swimming courses in 2010 and since then there has been no such incident. This is the first one,� Saikia said, expressing his condolences to the girl�s family.