Four boys allegedly drowned in a pond in nearby Salem district on Monday, police said.
All the four, aged between 7 and 17, were reported missing since Sunday.
While the family members of the victims were frantically searching for them, information reached the village on Monday morning that their bodies were floating in the pond near Mettur dam in that district, they said.
Investigation is on, they added.
In a similar kind of incident, two Odisha women allegedly drowned in the Nagabali river at Odisha’s Rayagada district while clicking selfies. The two women belonged to Andhra Pradesh and had come as tourists to the city.
The two were posing on a rock in the river, when one of the victims accidentally slipped into the flowing water. The other in an attempt to save the woman who had slipped fell in water too. The bodies of the duo were fished out by local fishermen.