Child drowns in Kailali river

KAILALI: An eight-year-old boy drowned in a local river in the vicinity of Sri Lanka Tole of Attariya Municipality-11 in Kailali district on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Gopal Kami, son of Jaya Kami, of Kalika Tole in the Municipality.

The boy was on a picnic when the incident occurred near the suspension bridge over Mohana River, according to the District Police Office, Kailali.

Meanwhile, the boy's body has been sent to the Seti Zonal Hospital in the district headquarters for postmortem, police said.