3 drowned in lake

PONDICHERRY, FEB. 26. Three persons were drowned in the Ousteri near here yesterday. It is said two women, who were grazing cattle on the banks, slipped and fell into the lake.

A youth from Tiruvannamalai district, working in a grocery shop in a village in the vicinity of Ousteri, was also drowned when he went to the lake for a bath.