New Delhi, October 13: Three children died after drowning in a pit filled with rainwater in JJ Colony in New Delhi's Khanpur on Thursday, a press release stated.
According to the statement, the incident occurred when children were taking a bath in the pit. The deceased children have been identified as Risbah (16), Piyush (13) and Piyush (16).
The police rushed to the spot after receiving a PCR call on Thursday regarding the drowning of three children. A 16-year-old boy told police that he and seven other friends came to take a bath in the rainwaterlogged open ground.
When they were occupied having baths, three of his friends, Piyush 'bada,' Piyush 'chhota,' and Rishabh, drowned in the open ground.
The police staff reportedly went inside the water and searched for the drowned children. After about 30 minutes of searching, the three children were pulled from the water and taken to the hospital in a CAT ambulance. On arrival at Majeedia hospital, all three children were declared dead.
The bodies are being taken to the AIIMS mortuary for postmortem.