Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-05-28 20:02 Kasargod: In a shocking incident, five children drowned while taking bath in a river in Payyavur near Kannur on Saturday. One child was rescued by locals. The victims have been identified as Orija, 13, daughter of Salin in Akkamparambu, Thirur and his son Safan, 7, Manik, 13, son of Salin's brother Benoy, Ayal, 7, daughter of Joseph Kuttikkattil and his son, five-year-old Akhil. The incident took place around 4 pm when the six children went to take bath in the Chamathachal river at Thirur area. Though the local residents rushed the victims to the hospital they could not be saved. The victims were reportedly relatives and two of them were brothers. Expressing shock over the deaths, KC Joseph, MLA, said the local government should identify such dangerous spots near water bodies and put up identification boards near the spots.