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Hubballi: Two boys who went to swim in a quarry drowned near Bayahatti village in Hubballi taluk on Saturday evening.
The deceased have been identified as Chandan Maribasangoudar, 7, and Gadigeppa Maribasangoudar, 10. One more boy, Bhimangouda Maribasangouda, 12, who jumped into the quarry with them, swam safely to the edge of the quarry.
When these two started drowning, Bhimangouda started shouting and a person working in a nearby field came to the rescue, but it was too late, said the sources.
Hubballi Rural Inspector Ramesh Gokak visited the spot. He assisted in fishing out the dead bodies.