7 UP Teens Drown While Bathing In Ponds

Seven teenagers drowned while bathing in ponds in two separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

7 UP Teens Drown While Bathing In Ponds

Four teenagers drowned in a pond in UP's Pratapgarh while 3 others drowned in Sambhal. (Representational)

Pratapgarh/ Sambhal:

Seven children drowned while bathing in ponds in two separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, the police said today.

Four teenagers drowned in a pond in UP's Pratapgarh district, they said.

"The teens, aged between 13 and 15 had gone to take a bath in a pond. While bathing they went towards the deeper side of the pond," Additional Superintendent of Police Surendra Prasad said.

The children were rescued with the help of divers and rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared them dead, he said.

In another incident, three girls drowned in a pond in UP's Sambhal district. Their bodies have been sent for post-mortem.