Two persons died while two others survived when the boat they were in capsized at Jayanthi Yaya reservoir, Punani in Valaichchenai yesterday night.
Police said a group of four individuals had gone rowing in the lake around 11.45 pm when they met with the tragedy.
The deceased have been identified as Mohammad Anas Sakir aged 24 and Mohammad Ushnar Kapis aged 21 residents of Eravur.
Police are carrying out further investigations into the incident. (Sheain Fernandopulle)