Three boys drown in river in Kannur

Tuesday, May 24, 2016,10:52 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kannur | Three boys, two of them brothers aged 13-15, drowned in a river at Chengalayi in Kannur when they tried to grab a floating coconut.

Amal Krishnan (15), his brother Athul Krishnan (13) and a friend Hafiz (13) had gone to the river for a bath Monday afternoon when the mishap occurred, police said.

The water level in the river had risen due to the overnight rains.

Though the children were immediately rushed to the hospital, they could not be saved, police said.

Amal and Atul are the children of Murali, a native of Kottapuram.