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Two minor children drown while taking bath in a pond

Press Trust of India  |  Begusarai 

Two minor children drowned in a pond while taking bath in Saankh village of Bihar's district on Monday.

The deceased have been identified as (12) and (11), station SHO Lal Mohan Singh said.

Both the bodies were fished out from the pond after children raised an alarm, he said adding that Nandan died on the spot while Saurav died during the course of treatment at a private nursing home in Begusarai, he said.

The incident occurred when both the children had gone to take bath in a pond in Saankh village under jurisdiction of station and slipped into deep waters and met their watery grave, the SHO said adding bodies have been sent to sadar hospital for post mortem.

The Utpal Kumar, who reached the spot after getting information, said that Rs 4 lakh each would be given to the next of the kins of the victims' families.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 18:40 IST