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Seven of a family drown in Ganga in Amroha

Press Trust of India  |  Amroha 

Seven members of a family, including two minors, drowned in Ganga river while taking a bath at Brijghat in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district, police said Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday. Five bodies have been fished out of the river, while two remain missing, they said.

The family hailed from Luhari village. The deceased include Bunty (21), Sanjeev (18), Vipin (21), Manoj (20) and Sanjeev (17). The missing persons were identified as Gautam (20) and Dharmendra (16), they added.

The family members were bathing at Brijghat after a 'mundan' ceremony. Two of them suddenly started to drown and the others jumped in to save them, circle officer, Dhanaura, Monika Yadav, said.

Only three of them made out alive, she said.

"Two of them are still missing and a team of NDRF is trying to find the bodies," she added.

District Magistrate Umesh Mishra said it is a very unfortunate incident and he has written to the state government seeking financial assistance for the family.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 11:00 IST
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