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7 teenage girls drown in check dam in Tamil Nadu

7 teenage girls drown in check dam in Tamil Nadu


Cuddalore: Seven teenage girls who went swimming at a check dam across the Gedilam river in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore drowned on Sunday. The victims were identified as A Monisha, 16, R Priyadarshini, 15, her sister R Divya Darshini, 10, M Navaneetha, 18, K Priya, 18, S Sangavi, 16 and M Kumudha, 18, The Hindu reported.

Police informed that the terrible incident occurred around 12.45 in the afternoon. According to them, the girls, natives of A Kuchipalayam and Ayan Kurunjipadi villages, came to the check dam at noon and entered the waters for a bath. They entered deeper parts of the waterbody and drowned.

The Fire Force team reached the site and retrieved the bodies, police added. The Nellikuppam police have initiated a probe into the incident.

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