In a tragic incident, two children aged about two years, died after they fell into a four-foot deep pit filled with water at a construction site.

Madurai Rural Police said that Mariappan, a casual labourer, residing in Uthapanayakanur, near Usilampatti, had planned to construct a house in the locality. For this purpose, he had started the earthwork.

It was alleged that Mariappan's son Gokul and their neighbour Ramachandran's daughter Meena were playing in the area.

They suddenly fell in the pit filled with water.

As the children were missing for a long time, the parents went in search and Mariappan spotted the two kids in the water.

The children were declared dead, police added.

The police have registered a case. Further investigation is on.