Six children drowned near Lotwa dam in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district on Tuesday.
They were all Class11-12 students of Hazaribagh’s Mount Egmont School and had come for a walk on the dam side. The students were identified as Rajneesh Pandey, Sumit Kumar, Mayank Singh, Praveen Gop, Ishan Singh and Shivsagar. Bodies of all six have been recovered and were sent for autopsy.
Officials said that seven students had gone to the dam site and they decided to go down to take a bath. It is being said that one of them went into the deep water and while trying to save him, others drowned. One student somehow managed to swam out.
Jharkhand Governor C.P. Radhakrishnan and Chief Minister Hemant Soren have expressed deep grief over the incident.
“Heart is saddened by the sad news of drowning of six children in Lotwa Dam of Hazaribagh district. Relief and rescue work is being done by the district administration. May God grant peace to the souls of the children who died in the accident and give strength to the bereaved families to bear this difficult time of grief,” Soren posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Ayatollah Khamenei warns ‘no one will be able to stop Muslims or resistance forces’ if Israel keep bombing Gaza
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday warned that nobody would be able to stop Muslims around the world and “resistance forces” if Israel continues bombing Gaza, reports said.
“If the crimes of the Zionist (Israeli) regime continue, Muslims and resistance forces will become impatient, and no one can stop them,” Khamenei said, Daily Mail reported, citing Iranian state TV.
“No matter what the Zionist regime does, it cannot make up for the scandalous failure it suffered,” Khamenei said.
The comments follow calls by former Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal for a “Day of Jihad’ across the Muslim world last Friday, before hundreds of thousands of protestors turned out worldwide to show solidarity with the beleaguered Gazans as more than one million were forced to flee their homes.
Iran’s clerical rulers have long been vocal in their support for the Palestinian cause. Tehran makes no secret of its backing for Hamas, funding and arming the Islamist group that controls Gaza, Daily Mail reported.
Khamenei added on Tuesday that Israeli officials officials should be tried for their crimes committed against Palestinians in Gaza as Iran steps up rhetoric condemning the siege – and suggesting that an all-out invasion will be met with a response on other fronts.