Two brothers drowned in a stone quarry trench at Sankarankovil on Monday. Police said A. Kamalakannan (8) and his younger brother A. Rajkumar (7) of Desiya Nagar in Sankarankovil went to dump a broken tube-light in a nearby stone quarry pit around 3 p.m. on Monday.

As Rajkumar accidentally fell into the trench brimming with water Kamalakannan tried to save his brother. In the attempt, both Rajkumar and Kamalakannan drowned.

The incident came to light only after 10 p.m. last night at the end of the five-hour-long search by the parents and their relatives.

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