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.