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Two drown in Palar, girl washed away in Odugathur river


Two youths were drowned in the Palar river near Arcot on Sunday, while a 14-year-old girl was washed away in the Odugathur river on Saturday.

Sugal Ahmed (19) of Pudupettai, Hakkemsai Street in Melvisharam and Raghuman Basha (19) of Pudupettai in Melvisharam had gone to bathe in the Sadiq Basha river checkdam in Palar near Arcot. They drowned in the river.

She attended a funeral

On Saturday, Sharmila, a resident of Kadalaikulam was returning home with her father, Purushotaman, after attending a funeral in Vaniyambadi.

They had stopped to wash their two-wheeler in the Odugathur river near Nemandhapuram at about 6.30 p.m. Sharmila accidentally slipped and fell into the river, while her father jumped in to save her.

Passers-by jumped into the water and saved Purushotaman, while Sharmila was washed away.

Her body washed ashore near Ajathi village on Sunday morning.

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