Patna, April 3 : Five children drowned in a village pond in Bihar’s Kaimur district on Monday, police said.
The incident took place in Budhdha village when village residents had gathered near the pond to offer prayers as part of a local festival, and then bath in it.
“After the adults returned home, the children jumped in the pond for a bath but five of them drowned,” police said.
According to police officials, the victims were of age between 5 to 12 years.
The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each to family of the victims.