Tragedy struck Melamangavanam near Thuvakudi in the city outskirts where two male siblings drowned in a pond on Wednesday. The victims were identified as R.Mayil Bharathi (4) and R.Prabhakaran (3). Police sources said the kids were playing near the house located close to the water body when the tragedy struck. The kids father Ramasamy had left for work and their mother was in the house. Unable to find her children, the woman went in search of them and raised an alarm after finding them in the pond. The locals retrieved the bodies which were sent to the Thuvakudi GH for post mortem.

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