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4 children drown in pond near Yamuna Expressway in Agra, 5 others rescued

Four children drowned while taking a bath in an Agra pond on Sunday morning, while five others who attempted to save them were rescued by police and locals, according to officials.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- July 07th 2024 05:45 PM
4 children drown in pond near Yamuna Expressway in Agra, 5 others rescued

4 children drown in pond near Yamuna Expressway in Agra, 5 others rescued

PTC News Desk: Four children drowned while taking a bath in an Agra pond on Sunday morning, while five others who attempted to save them were rescued by police and locals, according to officials.

The incident occurred near the Yamuna in Agra. All four children were between the ages of 10 and 12.


The children's names were Hina, Khushi, Chandani, and Riya.

Police said the five people who tried but failed to rescue them included four other children and a woman. They were also drowning before being rescued by police and residents. Police said they are currently receiving treatment at a hospital.

"The incident was reported to us at around 10:30 a.m.," Etmadpur Assistant Commissioner of Police Sukanya Sharma stated.

"The families (of the deceased children) are from Auraiya and Kanpur but have lived here for some time," the ACP said, adding that they make a living by selling small items in nearby villages.

Five of the nine people in the pond were rescued and taken to the hospital, while the bodies of the deceased children were sent for post-mortem examination, according to police.

- PTC NEWS

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