I. Kuzhalarasan (10) and I. Selvamani (8) drowned in a pond at Pettai in Anantapuram near here on Wednesday.

Police sources said that the brothers got closer to the water source while playing. While one of them accidentally fell into the water, the other tried to rescue him. In the process, both drowned.

The police are investigating.

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