Begusarai (Bihar), Mar 28 (PTI) Four persons were drowned in the Ganga during immersion of an idol of goddess Durga in Singhaul police station area of the district today, police said. Also Read - Munger Violence: Congress Seeks Dismissal of Nitish Kumar, Others; EC Removes SP, DM | Top Developments

The incident took place at Maharathpur village where several youths had gathered to perform “visarjan” upon the conclusion of “Chaiti Navaratri” festivities, Additional Superintendent of Police Mithilesh Kumar said. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: 52.24% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5 pm

He said six youths had slipped into deep waters, out of whom two were rescued. Also Read - Bihar Polls: Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi of Not Talking About Problems Like Unemployment Faced by Our Country

The bodies of the remaining four were recovered an hour later, the Additional SP said adding that the deceased were on the age group of 20-25 years.

The bodies have been sent to the Sadar hospital for post-mortem examination.

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