2 children drown while swimming in Jhapa canal

JHAPA: Two children have drowned while swimming at the Kankai canal in Shivasatakshi Municipality-9 of Jhapa district on Thursday.

Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Jhapa DSP Basanta Pathak said 11-year-old Anjila Sundas and 12-year-old Sikum Rai of Aitabare of the Municipality lost their lives in the incident.

The families of the two had started a search as Sundas and Rai did not return home till late on Thursday evening.

During the search, the families had recovered the children’s clothes and slippers on the side of the Kankai canal.

Thapa said that the bodies have been sent to a hospital for postmortem.




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