ARIYALUR: Three girls drowned in the Azhaga Padayatchi tank, near here, on Monday. Police said five children had gone to the tank, which was filled to the brim in the wake of the recent rain. S. Priyanga (13) of Tiruchi and A. Amsavalli (13) and R. Gomathy (12), both of Ariyalur, drowned. The villagers recovered the bodies. — Staff Reporter

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