Three school children drown in city lake

Three school children, including two brothers, were accidentally drowned in Umda Sagar lake in Mailardevpally limits.

The victims have been identified as Md Chand Pasha (14) and his younger brother Mohd Sameer Pasha (9) and their friend B. Prashant (14). They were residents of Press Colony in Jalpally near Saroornagar.

According to police, all the three children left their homes on Monday afternoon and went for swimming in Umda Sagar lake. Since none of them knew swimming, they were drowned in the lake. The Mailardevpally police retrieved their bodies from the lake on Tuesday with the help of local residents, informed Inspector Venkat Reddy. (INN)