Nine drown in Rajasthan

Jaipur: Nine people, including eight minors, drowned in two separate incidents in the Jawai river in Rajasthan's Jalore district, police said here Wednesday.

Eight boys, aged between 10-17 years, were taking bath in the river at two separate places near Keshot and Dangra village yesterday when the mishap occurred, they said, adding a man who came to their rescue at Keshot, also drowned.

Six bodies were fished out till late last night and two fished out this morning, they said.

The deceased were identified as Mahendra, Tan Singh, Kishan, Ramesh, Ramaram, Lehraram, Sanwata Ram and Naayaram, police said, adding that efforts were on to locate the body of the one remaining person.