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Two drown while offering prayers in West Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Two persons drowned in the River on Monday while offering prayers on the occasion of Mahalaya, a said.

While one of them lost balance and drowned at a ghat in Uttarpara, the other person was swept away by river currents at Seoraphuli, he said.

Their bodies have been recovered by divers and handed over to the family members, he added.

Devotees were seen thronging river ghats across the city and its surrounding areas since morning to offer homage to their departed ancestors on the occasion.

The has deployed River Traffic Police personnel and officials in large numbers along the ghats for security reasons.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 16:55 IST