Eight children die in separate incidents in Rajasthan: Details
(Sourced from PTI)
In two tragic incidents, eight children died in two separate incidents in Rajasthan, police said on Sunday. Five children suffocated to death after they jumped into a grain storage container while playing at Himmatasar village in Bikaner District on Sunday. Three children were killed and one injured when a heap of soil caved-in on them while they were playing in Jhunjhunu District on Saturday.
In the Bikaner incident, the police said that the container was almost empty and the children jumped into it one after another while playing. The container got closed accidentally, trapping the kids inside. "Sevaram (4), Ravina (7), Radha (5), Poonam (8) and Mali were rushed to a government hospital where doctors declared them brought dead," SP (Bikaner) Priti Chandra said.
When the mother of the children came home, she did not find them. During the search for them, she opened the container and found them inside it, she said.
In the Jhunjhunu District incident, the police said that the children were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared three of them dead on arrival. The deceased have been identified as Prince and Suresh, both seven years old, and Sona (10), police said. The injured boy is under treatment, they said. The bodies were handed over to family members after post-mortem.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condoled the deaths of the children. He said that the deaths were heart-wrenching, and prayed for the departed soul, and wished speedy recovery of the injured.