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5 youths drown in sea off Vedaranyam coast while getting training for swimming competition

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(G.N.S) Dt. 16
Nagapattinam
Five youths drowned in sea off the Vedaranyam coast in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday morning while getting training for a swimming competition which was scheduled to be held later in the day as part of the Kaanum Pongal celebrations.
According to sources, the incident happened when more than 20 youths hailing from Arukattuthurai village entered the sea for getting training. Fishermen rescued nine youths while around 10 others were still missing. Fishermen and Coast Guard personnel were carrying out searches for the missing youths.
The rescued were admitted to government hospital in Vedaranyam. The deceased have been identified as Praveen Kumar, Yogaraj, Bharath, Ganeshkar and Rajamanickam, all of them were aged between 18 and 20 years.

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