Farmer dies of electric shock, 2 drown in pond
A 40-year-old farmer was died due to electric shock in his agricultural field at Thalavyil near Cheyyur, near here today.
Police said the accident happened when the farmer, was switching on his pump set to irrigate the field after planting paddy saplings. He died of shock instantaneously.
On being informed about the mishap, Cheyyur police inspector registered a case and was investigating.
In another case at Madaipakkam in the district, two children, aged six and seven, drowned in a pond.
Their bodies were fished out by police team-led by Cheyyur police superintendent Vijaykumar, acting on information.
They sent the bodies to Madurantakam Government Hospital for post-mortem.
(Posted on 09-05-2014)