The 3 boys had gone to the other end of the lake and had climbed onto a moss-covered rock to take a selfie, and one of them slipped.

Three students drown in Karnataka lake while attempting to take selfie
news Accident Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 09:59

In a tragic incident, three students on Monday drowned when they were taking a selfie, as they slipped and fell into a lake.

The incident happened in a lake in Nijagallu near Dobbspet, Nelmangala. The three boys, along with 51 other students and seven teachers were from Tumakuru and were a part of the National Service Scheme (NSS) team who were visiting the area, as per reports.

The victims were identified as Poornachandra (18), Mohammed Murtuza (17) and Shashank (17), who were PUC students in the Siddaganga Boys PU College in Tumakuru. 

The three boys had gone to the other end of the lake and had climbed onto a moss-covered rock to take a selfie. Poornachandra slipped and fell into the water, and the other two boys jumped into the lake to rescue him. According to the police, all three of them got stuck in silt and drowned.

Though another student jumped in to rescue the three boys, they had drowned by the time.

The locals alerted the police and the Fire and Rescue Services personnel, who fished out the bodies and sent them to the Nelmangala Government hospital for post-mortem.

In July, two men were washed away in a waterfall in Karnataka when they tried to click a picture of themselves. Shamir Rahman, Amit, Srikanth and Bhavani Shankar, all from Bengaluru, were on a trip to Mekedatu waterfalls on river Cauvery when the incident took place. While Rahman slipped and fell into the water while clicking the selfie, his friend Bhavani Shankar was washed away when he jumped in to rescue Rahman. The river was in spate due to the higher volume of water released from the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) dam and hence, both of them got washed away in the current.

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