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Updated on: Saturday, September 25, 2021, 01:11 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh: Two cousins drown in Narmada river while taking selfie

The rescue operation was on till filing this report.
Lakshya Sahgal |

Lakshya Sahgal |

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Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): Two cousins fell into Narmada river while taking a selfie at Bhedaghat and drowned on Friday evening, police officials said on Saturday.

The rescue operation was on till filing this report.

Shivansh Tagore, 19, a resident of Ranjhi in Jabalpur along with his cousin Lakshya Sehgal, 22, a resident of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Shubham Tagore and Sahil Choudhary went to Bhedaghat for a picnic on Friday evening.

While taking a selfie Shivansh and Lakshya accidently slipped and fell into the river. They were swept away by the strong water current of the river.

On getting information, a police team along with divers rushed to the spot and started a rescue operation with help of locals, but they had to stop the rescue operation because of the night.

In charge of Bargi police station Shafiq Khan said that a rescue operation was started on Saturday morning. “It is still going on,” he said.

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Published on: Saturday, September 25, 2021, 01:11 PM IST
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