Eight members of a family, including six children, drowned in the Kalisindh river in Madhya Pradesh's Rajgarh district today, an official said.
The incident took place in the afternoon when the family was taking a bath in the Kundalia Dam's submergence are, an official said.
While bathing, one of the kids started drowning, seeing which the others rushed to save him. However, they failed to rescue the child and all of them slipped into the deep waters and drowned.
All the bodies were fished out from the river and sent for post-mortem, the police said.
The dead have been identified as -- Durga Bai, 35, her son Sunil, 11, and daughters Kiran, 17, Mula, 13, and Nikita, 9.
Another woman related to them, Radha Bai, 29, and her daughters Ravina, 7, and Suhana, 8, the official said.