Three drown in Yamuna in Delhi

June 30th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Two men who did not know swimming jumped into the Yamuna here Monday to save two boys from drowning but one of them died in the river along with the youngsters, the police said. Vijay, 22, and his colleague Neeraj plunged into the water after seeing the boys sinking near Timarpur in north Delhi. Both men worked in a mobile phone company and had gone for a bath in the river in the afternoon.

“Vijay drowned while trying to save the boys but Neeraj was pulled out by people. Neither men knew swimming,” said a police official.

Police said a search that lasted a few hours led to the discovery of the three bodies. Neeraj was recuperating in a hospital.

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