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Four of a family drown in pond

Posted on Nov 15, 12:50PM | UNI

Four people drowned, three of them while taking a bath, in a percolation pond at Veeramalaipalayam village under Manaparai police station limits in Tiruchirapalli district late last evening.

Police said the deceased belonged to the same family.

Revathy, 19, Saravanan,17 and Vallarasu, 12, had entered the pond for a bath when they slipped into the water.

On seeing them drowning, their eldest sister Thavamani,22,also entered the pond. She too met with the same fate as she did not know how to swim.

On being informed,police and fire service personnel rushed to the spot,recovered the bodies from the pond and sent them to the Government hospital in Manaparai for post mortem.