Three children drowned on Tuesday while playing at a local water body at Akbarpur Barota village in Sonipat district, police said.

The victims, all hailing from Bihar, were identified as Rahul (7), Chandani (5) and Nandini (6), Deputy Commissioner of police , Sonipat, Pankaj Aggarwal said.

However, the locals made every possible efforts to rescue them but all were in vain, he said.

Later, the bodies were fished out and handed over to their respective families, the DCP added.