Three persons, including two teenage girls, drowned in a stone quarry in Kandhalur in Chengalpat on Monday.
Body of a woman, who drowned in a hillside water body at the scenic Kanakunda in Balishankara block, was retrieved by fire personnel on Monday.
“The friends went to bathe and fish in a lake at Nemam village. Around 6 pm, Sathish Kumar got stuck in slush and began to drown.
Though rescue boat staff tried to save him, he died on the way to the hospital.
On information, the bodies were retrieved by Fire and Rescue Services personnel and sent to Government Kilpauk Hospital for autopsy.
An elderly man drowned in Ambattur lake while trying to save his cow on Friday. Ezhumalai (61) was a daily wage labourer from Vellalar street in Mogappair.
Fishermen, who noticed the duo struggling in the water, rushed in and managed to rescue the girl.
The trio was pulled by the current when they stepped into the river to wash their legs.
Nadiya had taken the kids to see the gushing water on the river. The children were stated to have got down on to the waters to play when they drowned in a pit.
The two journalists had allegedly run a misleading report that the victims' hands were tied and eyes damaged and they were raped.
Britain's mission in Chongqing said Monday that Consul General Stephen Ellison leapt into action in nearby Zhongshan at the weekend to save a woman who had fallen into a river.
Sources said the boat had no life saving equipment. Besides, in violation of norm, a child was allowed on board the speed boat.
The scuba team of Fire and Rescue station rushed to the spot and the body was recovered in 20 minutes.
Six boys aged between 15 and 16, met a watery grave in Pedavagu at Vasanthavada in Velerupadu mandal of West Godavari district on Wednesday.
According to investigation, a boat with the idol was carrying people beyond its capacity and as a result, a portion of the floor of the boat came off because of overloading.