Rajkot/Surat : Six youngsters drowned during the Ganesha immersion on Wednesday evening.Four school girls drowned in Uben river near Junagadh while two teenagers met the watery grave near Dumas beach in Surat.

The girls were students of Sigma residential school near Umatvad village. The school was observing Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Three of them were identified as Ritu Jotva,12, Payal Chudasama, 16 and Nikita Barad, 16. The fire brigade team was trying to trace the fourth girl.

In Surat, four friends from Satyanarayan in Pandesara were dragged in the high tide in Tapi estuary but two managed to swim back to the shore. Fire brigade’s rescue team fished out bodies of Ganan Tiwari, 18, and Ankit Rajput, 17, and sent them to the New Civil Hospital (NCH). Their friends Amit Singh and Kaptan Singh knew swimming and managed to swim back.

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