6 kids drown in Tumkur, Chitradurga

Six children drowned in three separate incidents since Saturday.

Harish, 16, a resident of Subhash Nagar, drowned when he went for a swim in a tank at Kyatsandra near Tumkur on Saturday afternoon.

The class 10 student of the government high school in Kyatsandra went for a swim in the Kumbarakatte tank behind the Siddaganga Mutt at 3.30 pm and drowned. 

Two brothers from Siradadu village drowned after they slipped and fell into a tank near Kallambella in Sira taluk on Saturday evening. Prajwal, 11, and Tejas, six, were grazing buffaloes on the banks of the tank.

Slipped and fell

They slipped and fell into the tank when they took the animals there to drink water.
Three schoolchildren drowned in a pond when they accidentally slipped into it at Bondebommanahalli Vadaratti village near Chikkajajur of Holalkere taluk in Chitradurga district on Sunday.

All of them are children of agricultural labourers. They are Abhishek, 12, son of Manjappa, Darshan 12, son of Lakshman, and Sagar, 11, son of Thimmappa.

All the children were studying in class 5 at a local government school. The incident took place when the students took their cattle to drink water at the pond located in the ‘gomala’ land in their village.

The pond was filled to the brim following heavy rain in the region in the last few days. A case has been registered at the Chikkajajur police station.

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