Hazaribagh: Five children including four girls were drowned in a pond on Tuesday located at Gadokhar village under Katkamdag police station area of this district on Tuesday.
The deceased have been identified as Kajal Kumari (14), Nikita Kumari (13), Durga Kumari (11), Riya Kumari (11) and Rishu Kumar (10).
Upon receiving information the villagers reached on the spot and took out the children and rushed them to the hospital where they were declared dead by the doctors.
Villagers said that all the children had their homes located next to each other in the village. On Tuesday due to hot weather conditions all of them went to take a bath in the pond and while bathing one among them went into deeper waters and started drowning.
When the others saw him drowning all of them tried to rescue the child but unfortunately all of them were drowned.