In separate incidents, seven girls who had gone to take baths in water bodies were drowned to death in Jharkhand. 

On Tuesday morning, four children drowned in a pond located at Panchwa police station in Giridih when they were taking a bath. One of their friends who too was swimming and taking a bath reportedly survived, said the police. 

Giridih SP Deepak Kumar Sharma says that five children, each below 15- years old, on the occasion of the Karma festival, had gone to take a bath in the pond.

“They were swimming. Four of them drowned to death though one of them survived”, he said. 

The recovered bodies of four girls were sent for post-mortem. As per the disaster management guideline, the family members of the deceased girls will be paid compensation of Rs 4 lakh each. 

According to the police, three other girls had drowned to death in the Gumani river in Kherwa village under Barhet police station in Sahibgunj district on Monday.


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