A brother and his sister drowned in the Thoppiar Dam in V. Mettur here on Thursday. The police said that J. Alagudevan (10), a class five student, and J. Nandini (8), a class three student, along with their friends were taking bath in the dam.

It is said that both of them went into deep water and drowned. Their friends raised an alarm following which villagers came to their rescue.

However, both were found dead. The bodies were taken to Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital for conducting autopsy.

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