Coimbatore

Two girls drown in Cauvery

Tragedy struck a Pennagaram hamlet here, when two girls of a family drowned in the Cauvery on Saturday.

The two 13-year-old victims, of Pannavaadiyan Kadu hamlet in Eriyur in Pennagaram taluk had accompanied their grandmother to the river on Saturday, when the accident occurred.

The victim Poovizhi, daughter of Nagesh, along with her cousin Navaneetham, daughter of Suresh, both residing in Pannavadiyan Kadu and studying in class 8 at Neruppur Government Girls Higher Secondary School had accompanied their grandmother Saroja, with Saturday being a school holiday.

According to the Eriyur police, the girls had waded into the waters while their grandmother was washing clothes. Poovizhi was seen struggling in the river and Navaneetham got deeper into the river to rescue her. However, both girls drowned. On hearing Saroja’s cries for help, a few locals rushed into the river and retrieved the girls.

The girls were taken to Eriyur primary health centre, where they were declared brought dead. A case had been registered by Eriyur police.

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