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7 Girls drown in a river at Cuddalore, TN

- June 5, 2022

Chennai, June 5 (BPNS)

In a shocking incident, seven girls were drowned to death in a check dam across the Geddilam river on Sunday afternoon. The deceased is identified as A. Monisha 16, M. Navaneetha 18, K. Priya 18, S. Sangavi 16, R. Divya Darshini 10 her sister R. Priyadarshini 16, and M. Kummudha 18.

Police said that the girls who were nieghbours and friends had entered the water at the check dam across Geddilam river to take bath when they met with the accident and died in the water.

The girls belonged to A. Kuchipalayam near Nellikuppam in the Cuddalore district of the state.

Police said that the Fire and Rescue personnel at Cuddalore rushed to the spot and tried to save the girls but could not save them and fished out their bodies.

The bodies are sent to the Cuddalore district hospital for postmortem.