Saturday , September 25 2021

3 swept in Som river, 1 dead

Udaipur : Three people including  two kids who had gone to take a dip in the Som river at Bheneshwar Dham in Sabla of Dungarpur  district were swept away suddenly by the waters. The kids had a marginal escape while a 20-year old youth died of drowning.

The incident took place on Tuesday noon when Rekha (10) and her brother Eeshwar (13) had accompanied their neighbour Ajay Meena (20) to the river to find  respite from the heat. Rekha didnt know to swim and so Ajay was teaching her when suddenly they were swept away in some waves. Eeshwar managed to swim and pulled his sister out from the deep water, however, Ajay drowned. Police arrived later and took out the body from the river which was taken to the community health  centre for autopsy. According to sources, the river was flowing and the particular area where these kids were swimming is quite deep. As per a rough estimate over 12 persons have drowned in the same area in past 5 years.

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