Kasaragod: Two children drowned while swimming in a pond at Cherkkapara in Kasaragod. The deceased were identified as Diljith and Nandagopan.
The mishap happened by 5 pm on Wednesday. Nandagopan and Diljith had arrived at the pond near Cherkkapara Govt school to bathe with their four companions. It has been assumed that Nandagopan and Diljith might have got stuck in the mud and drowned in the pond.
Following the incident, locals rushed to the pond and searched for the boys.
Only Diljith's body was recovered in the searches carried out by the locals. The second body which got stuck in the mud was retrieved by the fire force personnel.
Drowning cases are increasing in the district. A boy who was swimming in Kakkadavu river had also drowned recently.