2 children drown in Jhapa canal

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Jhapa, August 12

Two children drowned while swimming in the Kankai canal in Shivasatakshi municipality-9 in the Jhapa district on Thursday.

The Jhapa District Police Office spokesperson Basanta Pathak says 11-year-old Anjila Sundas and 12-year-old Sikum Rai of Aitabare of the municipality drowned.

The families of the two had started a search as Sundas and Rai did not return home till late on Thursday evening. During the search, the families recovered the children’s clothes and slippers on the side of the Kankai canal.

The bodies of the two were recovered during the search by the police personnel and local residents last night.

Of late, children drowning has become a regular affair in Nepal due to the lack of safety measures, insufficient recognition of the problem, and children’s inability to swim among other reasons.

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