Kollam: Two students who went for bathing in sea drowned to death in Vellanathuruthu, Karunagappally. The deceased were among the 5 children who went for bathing in the sea, to the west of IRE office at 11.30 am.
Abhishek, 14, son of Baby and Deepa of Pandara Thuruthu Kunnumpoor, and Abhishek Chandran, 14, son of Abhayachandran and Sherly, Pandara Thuruthu Kayalvarathu were killed in the accident.
Both of them were Class IX students of Karunagapally Boys Higher Secondary School. Eyewitnesses said that the children were trapped in the area where pits were formed due to dredging by IRE. The bodies were handed over to the relatives after post mortem in the Karunagapally Government Hospital.