Minors drown in UP

Hardoi (UP): Two minors seeking respite from the sweltering heat drowned while taking bath in a pond here, police said today.

6-year-old Aadesh Kumar and 7-year-old Chandni accidentally went to the deeper side of the pond and drowned yesterday in a village under Majhina police station here, they said.

Villagers noticed two bodies floating in the pond and informed police.

The bodies were later fished out and cremated, police added.