Six people submerged in the river in Panipat.
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Sushil, his wife Sonia (32), Bet Sagar (15), daughter Payal (12) and Sarita (18) from the family, son of sister-in-law Badal (to walk along the Yamuna river adjacent to village Jalmana) 18) Residents Chandauli and Garve (16) went to resident Karahans. During this, the children insisted on bathing in the river. At this, Sushil sat some distance on the banks of the Yamuna.
The wife went to bathe in the river with children and relatives. During this time the children went into deep water. Sonia stopped the children but they continued on. Further, there was a deep pool inside the Yamuna, in which Sarita started drowning. The children and relatives went to save her, on which they too started drowning. During this, Sushil fainted to make noise.
Search by divers and drones.
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Some private divers were called and started a search operation. The bodies of Sonia, Sarita and Badal resident Chandauli were found two kilometers from the place of drowning at around 11:30 am. A team of divers are in search of three children. There is chaos in Sushil's family. Police handed over the dead body to relatives.
Crying relatives and people gathered outside the mortuary.
Deputy Commissioner arrived at the scene
DC Dharmendra Singh, DSP Pradeep Kumar Samalkha, DRO Chandramohan, Naib Tehsildar Naresh Kaushal reached the spot and ordered engine boat machines and divers searching for Yamuna Ghat in village Mirzapur to search as soon as possible. Assured the family members that more divers will be engaged.