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Child dies in Pallikaranai

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At Pallikaranai, an 18-month-old boy drowned after he fell into stagnant water outside his home on Saturday.

Lokesh, police said, lived on Kamatchi Colony Third Street. His mother A. Eswari, investigating policemen said, was preparing food inside the kitchen on Saturday evening when the boy stepped out of the home to play. As she could not find her son for a while, she began to search for him.

A shocked Eswari found him floating in the water and with the help of neighbours, she rushed Lokesh to a private hospital.

Doctors there pronounced him dead on arrival, the police said. The depth of the stagnant water on the street was around two feet, police added.

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