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C'garh: 2 boys drown in Mahanadi river during school picnic


Press Trust of India Mahasamund
Two children drowned in Mahanadi river while on a school picnic on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Mahasamund district, police said.
Around 170 students and several teachers of Bharat Mata School, located in capital Raipur, over 50 kilometres from here, had gone for a picnic to Sirpur village, a place of archaeological importance, an official said.
"While bathing in Mahanadi river, Aman Shukla and Khushdeep Sandhu, both Class IX students, drowned. They were taken out and rushed to a hospital where doctors declared them dead on arrival," he said.
Shukla was a native of Kumhari in Durg district while Sandhu was from Hirapur area in Raipur.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed grief and announced financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the kin of the deceased, a government statement said.

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First Published: Nov 30 2019 | 7:35 PM IST

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