Two young boys, aged four and eight, died in separate accidents in Thoraipakkam on Tuesday. One boy fell from the second floor of his house and the second drowned in a tank located in a sewage treatment plant.
Police said Vishwa (4) of Anna Vaduku Street in Sirkazhi, Nagapattinam district, had come with his mother Selvi to his grandparents’ house on Mahakavi Bharathy Street, Seevaram in Perungudi to spend the summer holidays. On Tuesday evening, he went to the terrace on the second floor with his mother to pick up clothes that were hung out to dry. He slipped and fell to the ground when he pulled a saree that was reportedly not clipped. The terrace did not have a parapet. He died while being rushed to a nearby hospital.
In another incident reported in Perungudi, police said Agneeshwaran (8) drowned in an underground water tank that was 10 metres deep and located inside a sewage treatment plant on Tuesday when he was playing with friends.
Police said the boy, a resident of Selva Ganapathy Nagar, who studied in class II, drowned as his friends ran away and did not inform anyone.
His father Chidambaram lodged a complaint with police after searching in vain when he did not return home. Police learnt that he was last seen playing with friends. Upon questioning his friends, they learnt that Agneeshwaran had drowned. His body was recovered and sent to the Government Hospital in Royapettah for autopsy.