KATHMANDU: Two children drowned while swimming in the Manohara River in Lalitpur on Friday.
Police said Ashish Magar (6), son of Radhika Magar, and Rupesh Shrestha (8), son of Netralal Shrestha, currently residing in Chyasal and Bagalamukhi area of the district respectively, died while swimming in the river at around 4 pm yesterday.
The duo were swimming in the river in Balkumari, Chyasal, LSMC-9.
Magar’s family hailed from Hajariya of Sarlahi whereas Shrestha’s from Devighat of Nuwakot.
A police team had rescued the kids and rushed to the B and B Hospital.
Both died in the course of treatment, according to police.