arwal: Bihar: Five drown in Siwan, Arwal | Patna News

PATNA: At least five people, including four children, drowned in separate incidents in Siwan and Arwal district during Jitiya festival on Wednesday.
One Surjota Devi (45) and Sumit Kumar (10) drowned in a pond at Dumra village under the Jamo police station area in Siwan. SHO of Jamo police station Dhruv Prasad Singh said the two were pulled out from the water body by villagers and rushed to sadar hospital where they died.
The SHO said the bodies of the two were handed over to their family members after postmortem. “The victims had gone to the pond to take bath on the occasion of Jitiya,” he added.
The SHO said the family members of the deceased woman and child were yet to submit a written statement.
In Arwal, three children drowned in separate incidents on Wednesday night.
In the first two incidents, Chandan Kumar alias Kundan (11) and Amit Kumar (9) drowned in the Sone river at Muradpur Hujra and Janakpur villages in Arwal town.
Police said the children had gone to the river with family members for Jitiya and were playing in water when the incident occurred.
In the third incident, one Akash Kumar (11) of Agnoor village under the Kaler police station area of Arwal drowned in a water body.
Police said Akash’s family members rushed him to sadar hospital, but he could not survive.

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