Sitamarhi (Bihar): Three boys drowned in the Gandak river in Bihar's East Champaran district while two more died in the Baghmati river in Sitamarhi district on Sunday, the police said.

Munnalal Sah (13), his younger brother Guddu Sah (10) and Md. Salauddin Ansari (12), all natives of Misraulia Pathshala Tola, fell accidently in the Gandak river and drowned, SHO of Govindganj police station Sanjeev Kumar said.

Two bodies have been recovered while the third is feared to have been washed away.

In the other incident, Purushottam Jha and Chunnu Jha were taking a bath in the swollen Baghmati river at Dhanukhi village in the Riga police station area of Sitamarhi district when they lost balance in the strong current and drowned.

The bodies were sent for a post-mortem, the police said.


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