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Six children drown in rainwater pit in Gurugram in Delhi-NCR
They had gone to play in the ground in the afternoon and seeing the pit full thought of taking a bath. The pit was dug recently for a rainwater harvesting scheme in Bajghera village of Sector 111 and left unattended, it was reported. Some residents said the land belonged to a developer. There were no barricades.

NEW DELHI, Oct 10: In a shocking incident, six children drowned in a rainwater pit in a Gurugram (Gurgaon) locality of Delhi National Capital Region on Sunday afternoon. It has been pouring in the region in the past few days. When the children went missing, the police and rescue workers were called in who recovered the bodies.

They were all in the age group of 8 to 14 years and have been identified as Piyush, Varun, Rahul, Ajit, Deva and Durgesh, residents of Shankar Vihar colony. Ajit and Durgesh were brothers.

They had gone to play in the ground in the afternoon and seeing the pit full thought of taking a bath. The pit was dug recently for a rainwater harvesting scheme in Bajghera village of Sector 111 and left unattended, it was reported. Some residents said the land belonged to a developer. There were no barricades. Children's clothes and footwear lying around indicated they had gone down.

Multiple authorities have started trading charges each other. Nobody owned up the land nor the pit.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a relief of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased! The district administration has announced a magisterial inquiry to identify such temporary water bodies!!

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

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