Two brothers, aged four and seven, have been found dead in an irrigation channel in Ileia, the Peloponnese.

The children left their home at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday to deliver a package of food to relatives nearby. Their parents contacted police when the children failed to return.

The boys’ bodies were discovered early on Friday. Both children were Bulgarian nationals.

A coroner was due to examine their bodies to determine the cause of their deaths.