Bodies of two more children found, toll in Lucknow accident climbs to 5

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Seven children were missing and bodies of three were fished out Thursday itself.

The vehicle was carrying 29 people, who were returning home after attending a wedding in neighbouring Barabanki district. (Photo: Twitter)

Lucknow: With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in Thursday's accident in which a pick-up van plunged into a canal near here has climbed to five, officials said Friday.

The bodies of Sajan (8) and Mansi (7) were fished out during intensive search operation launched by divers of the NDRF and SDRF after the vehicle plummeted into the canal. Both of them belonged to Barabanki.

Read: 7 children missing after van carrying 29 passengers falls into canal in Lucknow

The vehicle was carrying 29 people, who were returning home after attending a wedding in neighbouring Barabanki district. Twenty-two of them were rescued.

Seven children were missing and bodies of three were fished out Thursday itself. The van fell into the Indira canal in Nagram area on the outskirts of the city on Thursday, Lucknow District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma had said.

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