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Six kids drowned in Ganga barrage

Press Trust of India  |  Kanpur 

In a tragic incident, six children drowned in the Ganga near here where they had gone to have bath in a bid to beat the sweltering heat, the police said today.

While the bodies of the three victims were fished out night, the remaining three were recovered today, said Colonelganj Circle Officer,

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 (12), all residents of Ajeetganj in Babupurwa area of the district.

All six had gone to Ganga 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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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 18:35 IST