In a tragic incident, two boys who were reportedly missing since yesterday, were found dead in a well at Sathankulam, here today. Police said A.Anthony Kumar (8), a class 3 student and his friend A.Mani (10) studying 5th standard in a private school were last seen when they went out for playing last evening from their houses. Their parents along with locals started searching for the them but could not trace the boys. The Sathankulam police were informed about the missing boys. In the meantime, the passers by noticed bodies of two boys floating in a well near a Goddess Mariyamman Temple, this morning and the police was alerted.
Personnel of Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department rushed to the spotand retrieved the bodies from the well. The bodies were sent to the government hospital for post mortem. Quoting preliminary investigations, police said it appears the boys accidentally fell into the well and subsequently drowned while playing. However, a detailed probe is underway. UNI GSM GM 1138
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