Indian magician who was performing an underwater trick drowns in Hooghly river

An Indian magician who was lowered into a river while shackled in a bid to recreate Harry Houdini’s world-famous trick drowned, Kolkata police confirmed. Chanchal Lahiri was meant to escape and swim to safety but did not emerge from the Hooghly river in West Bengal state. Crowds who watched him take the plunge on Sunday […]