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5 children, including 4 girls, drown in pond

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Five children, including four girls, drowned while taking a bath in a pond in Sagwara area of Dungarpur district, the police said today.

The children, all cousins, had gone to graze goats and got into a nearby pond to take bath yesterday.

Nivya Damor (7), her sister Anjali Damor (11), Mamta Damor (8) and her brother Roshan Damor (10), and their cousin Kali Dodiyar (8) drowned while bathing, a police official said.

When the children did not return home, their family members started searching for them near the pond and informed the police after tracing their footwear.

Bodies of all the five children were fished out with the help of villagers, the police official said.

The bodies were handed over to the family members today after post-mortem, the police said.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 14:48 IST