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Accident: A seven-year old girl succumbed to head injuries after one of the two pillars holding the Sipa-chi-dhoe hit her head yesterday at Thangzona, Punakha.

She was rushed to the hospital, but died around 2:30pm, moments after she reached the hospital. The girl along with her parents stayed back to collect druna (grain offerings). Sources said fierce wind unsettled the pillar and blew it after the kurim completed and most people left the area.

Hospital officials in Punakha also confirmed that nine men also suffered minor injuries on the head, hands and face in the rush to collect valuables and cash offerings made to the great Sipa-chi dhoe.

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