2 minors drown in ditch in Rautahat district

RAUTAHAT: Two minors reportedly died after falling into ditch while returning home after collecting fodder from nearby forest in Rautahat district on Tuesday.

Rautahat District Police Office identified the deceased as 11-year Kausila Kumari Sah and 8-year-old Sita Kumari Sah of Dadaharwa in Durga Bhagwati Rural Municipality-4 in the district.

It has been learned that the duo fell into the puddle in a paddy field created by recent flash flood in the area.

Inspector Ashok Jha at DPO said the investigation is underway.

Earlier, 4 children were drown in a road side ditch in Rautahat district and the probe committee is yet to submit its report to the Home Ministry.