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Two drown near reservoir in Perambalur

A 25-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy drowned in a pool of water at Kottarai reservoir in the district on Thursday.

They were identified as R. Ranjith, 25, and G. Parthiban, a second-year diploma student, from Siruvachur. Ranjith was preparing for MS course after completing MBBS.

Poliec said Ranjith, Parthiban and two others went to the drainage point of the reservoir where water was stagnant.

All four slipped and fell into the water. A few women, who were washing clothes nearby, managed to rescue two of them by throwing sarees. However, Ranjith and Parthiban drowned as they did not know swimming.

A team of firefighters from Ariyalur station rushed to the spot and retrieved their bodies. The bodies were sent to Perambalur Government Hospital for postmortem. Maruvathur Police are investigating.

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