Two bodies have been recovered

Five students drown in Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh
news Accident Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 16:35

Two bodies were recovered from the Krishna river at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday.

Five college students reportedly drowned in the river at Gidugu village around 50kms from Amaravati on Tuesday.

Officials told The New Indian Express that a group of five students of a private college in Nandigama, Krishna district were swimming in the river when they drowned.

The TNIE report added, the increased sand mining and recent release of water from Pulichintala reservoir might have caused an increased depth in the water as usually people walk over the river in the area.

Expert swimmers, motorboats and police were deployed for the search and rescue operations.

The students have been identified as Nagesh, Harish, Lokesh, Gopi Reddy and Hari Gopi all in their 20s.



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