3 of a family drown after being swept away by currents in Pampa river

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Pathanamthitta: Three members of a family, including a father and daughter, drowned after being swept away by currents while bathing in the Pampa River in Chanthakadavu near Ranni here around 4 pm on Sunday.

Puthusserimala native Anil Kumar, his daughter Niranjana and nephew Gautham are the deceased. The trio had gone for a bath in the river when strong currents swept them away.

Though the Fire and Rescue Services personnel rushed to the spot and launched a search operation, they could not be saved. The bodies of all three were retrieved from the river.

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