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2 drown while bidding adieu to Goddess Durga

Two men drowned while three were safely rescued by a local diver when the group got washed away while immersing idols of Goddess Durga in the Yamuna River flowing by southeast Delhi's Jaitpur area on Monday afternoon.

delhi Updated: Oct 18, 2010 23:34 IST
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Two men drowned while three were safely rescued by a local diver when the group got washed away while immersing idols of Goddess Durga in the Yamuna River flowing by southeast Delhi's Jaitpur area on Monday afternoon.

"The incident came to light around 3 pm from Jaitpur's Kalindi Kunj Road area. The deceased duo has been identified as Pintu (20) and Shailesh (21), both residents of Sangam Vihar. They had gone to immerse idols of Goddess Durga with a few of their neighbours," said a senior Delhi Police officer.

According to police, the five persons were immersing the idols of Goddess Durga when they accidentally fell into the water and got washed away with the current.

"Seeing what had happened, onlookers raised an alarm responding to which a local diver named Bhola jumped into the river and managed to rescue three of them," said the officer. Police said Bhola managed to save Rahul (16), Arjun (16) and Ram Lakhan (42).

Meanwhile, a PCR call was made and a rescue team of fire department reached the spot. The team tried to find the two men but didn't succeed.