VIJAYAWADA: In a tragic incident, three 15-year-olds drowned in a freak accident at Kakumanu town in Guntur district on Thursday.
According to Kakumanu police, the incident happened at around 4.30 pm when the kids were playing cricket. During the time, they accidentally hit the ball into a deep-water pit.
Cops said that when they tried to take a peek to see where the ball was, three of them slipped and fell into the deep well causing them to drown. Upon receiving information, cops reached the spot and fished out the bodies. Cops said that the pit which used to be dry was filled with water during the recent spate of rains during the current monsoon.
A case under section 174 of CrPC (death due to drowning) was registered at Kakumanu police station. Meanwhile, officials shifted to the bodies to a local government hospital for post-mortem.
Further investigation is still on. A pall of gloom descended the families as they prepared to bid adieu to their sons.