Two school students on Wednesday drowned in the Thekkalur barrage while taking a bath.

The police said that S. Tamilarasu, a Standard V student, and V. Soundarakani, a Standard III student, both studying in Government School in Thekkalur went to the barrage after school hours. Attempts by some swimmers to save their lives went in vain. Fire and Rescue Services personnel retrieved the bodies.

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