Five drown in river in Kerala

June 17th, 2008 - 8:50 am ICT by IANS  

Thrissur (Kerala), June 16 (IANS) Two women and their three children drowned in the Puthoor River in Thrissur district of Kerala Monday. The dead were identified as Reji, her sister Roji and their children Ajal, Tejal and Jiss.

According to witnesses, the two women were washing clothes on the river bank when the children, who were bathing, fell into the river and got caught in strong currents.

The women drowned when they jumped into the river to rescue the children.

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