6 children drown in Bansagar dam in MP

United News of India

Satna, September 21, 2011

Six children drowned while they were taking a bath in the Bansagar Dam in Dhanbai village about 30 km in Mehar tehsil in this district of Madhya Pradesh this morning.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer Prakash Singh said a police team, along with divers. had rushed to the spot and fished out the bodies.

The deceased were identified as Jagatrat Chowdhary (8), Sonam Chowdhary (8), Ravendra Chowdhary (9) and Navneet (9) - residents of Dhanbai, Subhash Chowdhary (9) of Ampara village and Karan (8) of Amilia village.

The search operation was still on as police apprehended the possibility of more bodies in water, Mr Singh said.