The victims' bodies were sent for autopsy and subsequently handed over to their families members, he added.
The deceased were identified as Abhishek alias Tainyya (14), Aman (13), Sahibe-Alam (14), Kaif alias Tunne (12), Anshu (13) and his brother Baba (12), all residents of Ajeetganj in Babupurwa area of the district.
All six had gone to Ganga Barrage to take bath and they drowned, the CO said, adding that when one of the children started drowning, others rushed to save him and they all got trapped in the deep water.
The police also said the children had come to the spot riding three bicycles.
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