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4 children drown while taking bath in pond

Press Trust of India  |  Gorakhpur 

Four children drowned while taking in a pond near today, police said.

Eight children had gone to take in a pond near the According to eyewitnesses, seven of the eight boys came out after taking in the pond, while Irfan (12) was still in the water.

He was not able to gauge the depth of the pond and after sensing danger he cried out for help and to save him, three other boys, Nihal (15), Ameen (17) and Uzair (14), jumped into the water and all of them drowned, said A K Singh, the in-charge of station.

After getting the information, the police immediately reached the spot and fished out the bodies, he said.

The bodies were later sent for postmortem.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 18:10 IST