Rajanna-Sircilla: Two students drowned in a tank in Jillella village of Thangallapalli mandal on Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Mangalarapu Sathish (12), a native of Jillella, and Pranith (12), a native of Ramachandrapuram, had ventured out to have a swim, but they drowned as they did not know swimming.
Passersby spotted the dead bodies and alerted the villagers, who fished out the children from the tank.
Sathish and Pranith, who were studying VII class in Jillella government school, had gone out from their school to take a bath in the tank after having their lunch. They were given permission from the school authorities as they pretended to go out for toilets.