In a tragic incident, two girls died after they fell into a septic tank in Pannaipuram in the district on Thursday.
Police identified the deceased as E. Nikita Shree (7) and J. Subhashree (6).
The police said the children were playing near a public toilet constructed by Pannaipuram town panchayat on Pavalar Street. Suddenly, the concrete slab covering the septic tank gave way and the girls fell into the over 10-foot-deep tank.
Local people rushed to their help and pulled them out within a few minutes. The girls were rushed to Uthamapalayam Government Hospital, where doctor declared them brought dead.
Combai police are investigating.