Ezhumalai, seven-year-old son of Sivasamy, a resident of Thaikkal Street, Gandhiji road, drowned in Grand Anicut canal on Sunday.

\According to police, Ezhumalai went with his brother Balaji (12) for taking bath in the Grand Anicut Canal near the circuit house on Sunday evening. Initially, the body of the boy could not be located by the Fire and Rescue Services personnel who were called in to fish it out of the canal. Subsequently, it was recovered from the canal at Karunkadipatti near Orathanadu on Monday evening.

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