TAMIL NADU

Three electrocuted

CUDDALORE: Three persons, including a teenaged girl, were electrocuted in a farm at Valasakkadu within the Chozhatharam police station limits in Kattumannarkoil taluk near here on Monday.

The deceased were identified as V.Chakravarthi (50) and his wife C.Vijaya (42) of Perur, and R.Thaiyalnayaki (17) of Mettukuppam. When they had gone to the field in the afternoon to remove weeds, Chakravarthi accidentally stepped on a snapped live wire lying on the ground

When he raised an alarm his wife Vijaya and Thaiyalnayaki tried to rescue him. But all the three were electrocuted. Their bodies were taken to the Chidambaram government hospital for postmortem. — Special Correspondent

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