3 minor siblings drown in pond in Kerala

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Palakkad, Feb 14 (PTI) Three minor siblings, including a three-year old, drowned in a pond near their house in the district on Sunday while out for playing, Police said.

The brothers -- others aged 12 and eight -- went to the pond to wash their hands, when the tragedy occurred, they said.

'It seems the younger one first slipped and fell into the pond and the others too when they tried to rescue him,' police said.

The locals after hearing the noise and cry pulled out the children and rushed them to hospital, where they were declared brought dead. PTI RRT VS VS