Two drown on the Bawana Canal in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Two men in their 20s drowned in a canal, officials said Saturday.

The victims have been identified as Raj Kumar (24) and (21), they said.

According to a senior fire official, they received information about the incident near the Bawana Canal on Friday night.

The fire department, accompanied by the Department and the Boat Club, began the rescue operation around 12.40 on Saturday morning, but the bodies could not be tracked, the fire department said.

Due to the night hours, the search operation stopped. It resumed around 10.30 in the morning.

The bodies were rescued at noon and handed over to the police, the department said.