Five girls, all minor, drowned in two separate incidents in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours while three others are missing, police said today.
Three girls drowned while two of their friends went missing today after they ventured into a dam at Ghana village in Sagar, nearly 70 kms from the district headquarters.
A group of seven girls, all minors, entered Bakauri dam to bath around 11 am. As soon as they moved into the deep water, all of them started to drown, Devri tehsil Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Pancham Raj told PTI.
Three of them - Bhag Bai Ahirwar (16), Sonam Ahirwar (12) and Neha Ahirwar (11) - drowned, he said.
Those who went missing were also named Neha Ahirwar and Radha Ahirwar.
The other two- Gayatri and Roshni Ahirwar- were rescued by the people around.
Bodies of Bhag Bai, Sonam and Neha have been fished out. Divers are on the job to trace the missing girls, he said, adding the victims are from different family.
In the second incident in Jhabhua, two minor girls drowned in a rain-fed drain at Hedhva village of the district last evening.
Usha Ninam (12) and Sonam Garhwal (14) went to take a bath at rain-fed Tola Data drain under Kakanwani police station area last evening.
The bodies were retrieved from the drain and handed over to the family after post-mortem, he said, adding further investigations are on.
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