Two children drowned

NAGAPATTINAM: Two children – Gopikrishnan (7) and his sister Priyadarshini (10), son and daughter of Durairaj, a farmer of Moolakarai village near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district, drowned in a village tank on Saturday.

Police sources said that they were taken by their mother Selvi to the tank for bathing in the morning. While Selvi was away to take a soap from her house, Gopikrishnan got into the tank and started drowning. His sister, Priyadarshini who also jumped in to rescue her brother too drowned. The bodies were taken to the Government Hospital at Tiruthuraipoondi and handed over to the parents.

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