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Four drown in Kolong river at Nagaon, Assam

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NAGAON, July 19: Sensation prevailed in Nagaon Siyalmari area on Thursday morning following death of three children and a woman after they drowned in Kolong river. According to sources, the deceased have been identified as Afruja Begum (28), her daughter Nasrina Begum (10)and two other children, Zulfa Begum (8) and Afsana Begum (8) of Nagaon town, Siyalmari. Soon after the incident, some local people along with local Town Police recovered the bodies of Afruza and her daughter Nasrina from the Kolong. In the meantime, SDRF personnel rushed to the spot and launched drive to recover the bodies of the two other children. Sources added that Afruza Begum was washing clothes on the bank of the river and her daughter Nasrina along with four other children were playing nearby. Suddenly three children fell into the Kolong river. When Afruza saw them drown, she jumped into the river and tried to rescue the children but all four lost their lives.