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Van fell in to canal, 7 missing

In a tragic incident, a pick-up van carrying several people fell into a canal in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on Thursday.

The incident took place near the Patwa Kheda village under the Nagram Police Station limits in Lucknow this morning.According to initial reports, several children have gone missing after the pick-up van fell into the Indira canal here.

The pick-up van was carrying about 29-30 people, including several women and children, who were returning home after attending a marriage ceremony.

A team of NDRF, SDRF has also arrived at the spot and is currently engaged in the rescue work.

Professional divers have so far rescued several men and women from the canal and efforts are on to find about a half dozen missing children.

Sharing more details of the incident, IG Range, Lucknow, SK Bhagat said, ”A vehicle carrying around 29 people fell into the canal, around 22 people have been rescued so far, 7 children are still missing. Rescue operations by NDRF and local divers underway.”

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