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5 children drown in floods in Bihar's East Champaran

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Motihari, Jul 15 (PTI) Five children drowned on Monday in flood waters in two separate incidents in Bihar's East Champaran district, police said. In the first incident, two minors, aged just five and six years, drowned in a ditch filled with flood waters in Jaisinghpur village while they were playing. Their bodies have been fished out and sent for postmortem, Turkauliya police station SHO Akhilesh Mishra said. The deceased have been identified as Ajit Kumar (5) and Manu Kumar (6), he said. In another incident, three children including a girl drowned in a canal filled with flood waters in Budhwa village. The children had gone to see rising water-level near the canal but slipped and fell into it after a portion of the earth under their feet caved in, Banjaria police station SHO Pramod Paswan said. The deceased have been identified as Arti Kumari (10), Shubham (7) and Brajesh (9), Paswan said, adding their bodies have been retrieved. The five bodies have been sent to Motihari Sadar Hospital for postmortem, police said. PTI CORR AR RG TIR TIR

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