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Two kanwariyas drown in Rapti river

Press Trust of India  |  Bahraich (UP) 

Two kanwariyas drowned in the river while taking a holy dip at Haliyapur here this morning, police said.

The deceased - (22) and Subhash (24) - had gone to the along with other kanwariyas to take water when the accident occurred, of Police Sabharaj said.

The bodies were later fished out with the help of divers, the SP said, adding that they have been sent for post-mortem.

An ex-gratia of Rs four lakh each will be extended to the families of both the deceased, officials said.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 20:20 IST