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3 drown in Cauvery river pits

Press Trust of India  |  Karur 

: Three persons, including two engineering students, drowned when they fell into a 15-feet deep pit, allegedly created due to sand mining, in river at two places in the district today, police said.

Murali and Ramkumar (20), of a private engineering college in Pollachi, drowned in the sand pit here while taking bath in the river.

In another incident, Subramani (60) drowned in a deep sand pit at Lalapet near here.

The pits had been formed as a result of sand miners using heavy machinery, a local resident alleged.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 18:22 IST