Six girls drown in Uttar Pradesh river

Lucknow, May 21 (Calcutta Tube) Six teenaged girls drowned in Rapti in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district Friday as they tried to swim across the river, police said.

‘The six, who were aged between 10-13 years, drowned while they were attempting to reach the other end of the river. All six bodies have been fished out,’ Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar told reporters in Balrampur, some 300 km from here.

According to police, all six girls were residents of Bilaspur village in the district.

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