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Bantwal: Two including teenager from Kumble drown in Netravati


Mounesh Vishwakarma
Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal

Bantwal, May 25: In a tragic incident, two persons including a teenager drowned in the Netravati river at Barimar near Mani here on Saturday May 25.

The deceased have been identified as Ajit Kumar (40) and Manish (14), residents of Kumble, Kerala.

Another person identified as Yakshith was rescued by the locals and admitted to hospital.

Ajit Kumar had come to Barimar to attend the wedding of relative Santhosh Kumar, son of Sanjeev Bogi. Ajit had brought along seven child artistes of Nattupolima Kala Sangha.

On Saturday evening, the seven children went to Netravati river and were playing near the tank. While swimming in the water, Manish and Yakshith got washed away. Seeing them struggle in the water, Ajit rushed to their rescue, but he too was pulled in by the currents.

The locals who rushed to the spot managed to bring Yakshith to safety, but the other two could not be saved.

A pall of gloom has descended on the family that was preparing for Santhosh's wedding, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday May 26.

Panemangalore hobli revenue inspector Rama Katipalla, village accountant Janardhan and others arrived at the spot.

Bantwal rural inspector Prasanna and other police personnel came to the spot and registered a case.

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  • Augustine Daniel DSouza, Udupi Mumbai STATE OF KUWAIT.

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Heartfelt condolence to their family.
    May their Souls Rest in Peace.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, May 26 2019

    Better to prohibit this area from using the people by getting down to the river.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 26 2019

    We can only say 'Rest in Peace' ...

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sun, May 26 2019

    There is no safety guidance in India. Even in the so called model state of Gujarath, boasting tallest 182 m statue in the world of 3000 cr, did not have a net or 18 m ladder to save the 23 lives from fire.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 26 2019

    These Children don't listen & now we can only say Rest in Peace ...

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  • Leo, India

    Sat, May 25 2019

    My deep condolences to the families of those who died. When will people learn to keep away from fire, water and electricity. Every now and then some one drowns or gets electrocuted or gets burned. Until we learn to make safety of our lives a top priority, these kind of incidents will keep happening. Very sad to hear such precious lives gone for silly reasons like playing in the waters. Greater awareness should be made in schools, colleges and media to educate people on matters of safety. We pray to Almighty God to grant peace to their souls and console their near and dear ones.

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