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Three children drown in a temple tank in Goa

Three children from a family in Mangalore in Karnataka drowned in a temple tank at Nagueshi near Ponda in South Goa on Wednesday.

According to police, the victims were identified as Aditi Venkatesh Bhat (12), her brother Bhuvanesvar Venkatesh Bhat (8) and their cousin brother Shravan Balakrishna Hola (7). Aditi was studying in class VII, Bhuvaneshwar in class IV and Sharvanan in class II.

One Pradeep Bandodkar, orginally from Goa and settled in Mangalore had arrived in Goa along with his wife, two married daughters and children.

The family had arrived in Goa on Tuesday and spending a day in Margao, they went to Nagueshi temple on Wednesday.

The children were rushed to I D Hospital, Ponda, where they were declared brought dead. Later, panchanama was conducted and bodies were sent to Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim.

Further investigation was underway.

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