Four children died due to drowning in Usri river during Chhath Puja festival on Tuesday in Mangrodih village of Mufassil police station in Jharkhand's Giridih district. The incident took place when the children along with women had gone to a nearby river for taking bath and bringing water for making 'prasad' of Chhath Puja.
All the children were below 10 years of age, a police officer said. The deceased have been identified as Munna Singh, son of Mahesh Singh, Suhana Kumari, daughter of Madan Singh, Sonakshi Kumari, daughter of Tinku Singh and Diksha Kumari, daughter of Ajay Sharma.
Diksha Kumari who hails from Bokaro had come to Mangrodih to celebrate Chhath there at her grandmother's place. All four were rushed to Giridih Sadar Hospital where doctors declared them brought dead, police said.