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Delhi: 4 boys drown in Yamuna, two bodies fished out

The bodies of two persons were found by locals while the search for the other two persons is underway, he added.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 05, 2018 13:06 IST ]

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Four minor boys, hailing from Haryana, drowned in the Yamuna River this morning in outer Delhi's Alipur. A team of divers, fire brigade and police have reached the site. 

The bodies of two youths have been recovered so far in the operation, while the search for the other two is still underway. All the four boys were students of Class 9, who have been identified as Aditya, Ankit, Lalit and Nitin. 

The water level of the Yamuna river had crossed the danger mark in July. However, after a few days it started to recede.

Following the rising water level in the river, more than 10,000 people residing near the river bed were evacuated to makeshift tents in higher areas. The water level of the river rose due to the discharge of more than three lakh cusec of water from Hathnikund barrage last monh.

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