Eight drown in Bihar

Eight drown in Bihar Begusarai (Bihar), Nov 10 (PTI) Eight persons,including six minors, drowned in two separate incidents inBihar's Begusarai district on Sunday.

Four persons, including three of a family, drowned ina 'chaur' (a barren land filled with water) where they hadgone to collect snails, District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Vermasaid.

The incident occurred in Harakhpura Chaur underGahdpura police station limits.

The deceased have been identified as 25-year-old SoniDevi, 13-year-old Sulekha Kumari and 14-year-old Sumit Kumarof the same family, Verma said, adding that the other deceasedis 12-year-old Khushbu Kumari.

In another incident, four persons, including threeminors, drowned in Balan river under Bhagwanpur police stationlimits.

The deceased are 10-year-old Hena Parween and 13-year-old Gudiya Khatun of Mojahidpur village, 14-year-oldLucky Kumar of Manopur village and 25-year-old Santosh Mallikof Damodarpur village, he said.

All the bodies have been fished out, Verma added. PTICORR ARACD ACD