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Two children drown in tank

india Updated: Nov 04, 2006 14:01 IST

IN A tragic incident, two children drowned in a ‘Baori’ where they had gone to take bath on Friday afternoon. The bodies were fished out by the Fire Brigade.

According police and Fire Brigade, Suraj (11) son of Mata Prasad, residing near Banganga Kalali and Santosh (16) son of Chedilal, residing near Bade Bhaiya Ka Godown, had gone together to take bath in the Heera Baori situated at Polo Ground.

According to eyewitnesses, Suraj suddenly started drowning and cried for help and Santosh reached out to help him; but he too drowned in a bid to save him.

There were some people nearby who informed the police and Fire Brigade. However, by the time the Fire Brigade personnel came and took them out, they had both died. Both of them come from very poor families and their fathers work as watchmen in factories.