A ten-year-old physically challenged tribal girl accidentally drowned in a stream at Gulletivada tribal hamlet under Kunduluru gram panchayat in V R Puram mandal on Thursday.

According to information reaching here, Kondla Sunitha, a physically challenged girl, suffered convulsions while taking bath in a local stream near her home after returning from school in the evening.

She subsequently drowned in the stream unable to recover from the convulsions.

She was alone when the incident occurred, sources added. Some villagers noticed her body floating in the stream late in the evening.

They alerted the girl’s parents who were away in the agriculture fields.