Three children drown in Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh

July 21st, 2008 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Agra, July 21 (IANS) Three children, all under the age of 10, were drowned Monday while swimming in Yamuna river here, the police said. The accident took place near Etmad-ud-daula here. Police divers, pressed into service, have been able to find only two bodies. The search for the body of the third child is on.

A large number of devotees had gathered for ritual bath on the first Monday of the Hindu calender month of Shravan. The children stayed on to try their swimming skills when a strong current swept them away, the police said.

Agitated family members and supporters blocked traffic movement on the bypass road near Abu Lala Ka Dargah.

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