Two schoolboys drown in Uyyakondan canal near Trichy

  • | Tuesday | 2nd January, 2018

TRICHY: Two schoolboys drowned in Uyyakondan canal near Thiruverumbur in Trichy while taking on Tuesday afternoon.The deceased have been identified as S Sridharan 14, a Class IX in Katoor Adi Dravidar School, and his classmate Agustin Raj. Eight student went to the Uyyakondan canal to take bath.There was a good flow of water in the Uyyakondan in the past few days. Sridharan's body was recovered by fire and rescue service personnel while search was on for Raj's boy.The incident happened in the afternoon. The two boys couldn't withstand the flow and drowned. On seeing them drowning , the students ran to the school and informed teachers about it.District elementary education officer ( DEEO ) Sundarapandian, who inspected the school after the incident, said all the eight student didn't attend classes on Tuesday.Saying that their bags were recovered from the canal bank after the incident, the DEEO said children had been warned against taking bath in water bodies.

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