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Kolkata: Two teens drown in Alipore pond

Two boys aged 14 drowned in a pond near their homes in Alipore around 4pm on Monday. Best friends Raj Modak and Ramendra Chowdhury had finished playing and wanted to freshen up in the pond in Vidyasagar Colony off DL Khan Road, said cops.

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