Three children drowned in the Beas river near the Shah canal barrage of the Pong Dam last night.They were identified as Jatin and Suraj, sons of labourer Narinder Kumar, and Kuldeep, son of driver Baldev Singh. All were residents of Indira Colony, Talwara. Jatin and Kuldeep were students of Class VII, while Suraj was studying in Class VIII.Around 4 pm yesterday, the children left home to play. When they did not return, their family members searched for them and later informed the police. The body of a child was found floating in the river today. Investigating officer Harminder Singh said the bodies of the other boys were spotted nearby. The bodies were sent to the BBMB hospital for a postmortem examination.
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