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Six of a family drown in Ganga

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Six persons of a family including four minors today drowned in river Ganga at Maranchi village in district, a top district official said.

Six members of the family had gone to take bath in the river when one or two persons slipped into deep waters. The others drowned in their efforts to save them, District Magistrate, Agarwal told PTI.

All the six bodies have been fished out of the river, the DM said.

expressed his grief over the incident and also talked to the grieving family members of the deceased persons over the phone.

The CM talked to the district magistrate and gave him necessary directives and told him to make immediate payment of ex-gratia to the next of the kin of the victims.

The DM said that Rs 4 lakh would be paid to the next of kin of each of the deceased persons today itself.

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 12:28 IST