Two Agra girls drown in river Yamuna

April 24th, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by admin  

Agra, April 24 (IANS) Two girls drowned in river Yamuna while two others swam to safety and another was rescued in village Sikandarpur in Agra, police said Thursday. Five girls, around 11 years of age, were playing `I Spy’ on the relatively dry Yamuna riverbed late Wednesday evening.

While playing, they strayed into the shallows and began to drown in the river water. Two girls managed to swim to safety while an engineering student, Rajveer, saved one girl.

“Unfortunately, two girls, Kanchan and Jyoti, could not be saved and their bodies have not yet been recovered,” said a police official.

Villagers assisted police divers in the search operation.

Villagers told the police that the girls “got caught in a whirlpool and found it hard to get out”.

“They appear to have strayed into the river,” said a villager.

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