Nagapattinam/Kumbakonam: Six children drowned in
separate incidents in Nagapattinam and Thanjavur districts of Tamil Nadu, police said Friday.
At Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district, two brothers, aged 12 and 10, fell into a tank near a temple while playing yesterday and drowned. Their bodies were recovered this morning.
A case has been registered.
At Vellakoil village near Porayar in Nagapattinam, two
children, who were playing near a pond, fell into it and
drowned, last evening.
In another incident at Thanikottagam village near Vedaranyam, two children fell into a pit filled with rainwater, reportedly created due to mining of sand, near their home and drowned.
On a complaint from the VAO, police registered a case. The
villagers staged a road blockade today, condemning "unapproved
mining" of sand in the village and sought a ban.
Vedaranyam Tahsildar Asokan, police and other officials
rushed to the spot and pacified the villagers following
which they dispersed.Traffic remained affected for nearly two