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Three children from M'luru drown in Ponda temple tank

Three children from M'luru drown in Ponda temple tank

May 17, 2018 10:10:00 AM (IST)

Three children from M\'luru drown in Ponda temple tank-1Mangaluru/Panaji: Three children hailing from Mangaluru drowned in a temple tank in a village in a South Goa district late on Wednesday, police said.

The deceased, Aditi Bhat, 12, Bhuvaneshvar Bhat, 8, and Shravan Hola,7 had come to Goa along with their parents.

They were on a pilgrimage in Ponda district, known for its temples, when they drowned at the temple tank at Nagueshi village.

"The children had gone for a swim while their parents were offering prayers at the temple. Their bodies were fished out and sent for post-mortem," South Goa district police spokesman told reporters.