Six People Drown Rescuing Child in Godavari River Near Nizamabad
Six People Drown Rescuing Child in Godavari River Near Nizamabad

Telangana: A saddening accident has been reported from the Nizamabad district of Telangana. Six people include three children and three men drowned while attempting to rescue a child who had ventured deep into the Godavari river. 

These six members had gone to take a holy bath drowned in the Godavari river on Friday. According to the police, a large number of devotees throng the ghat during which they also bathe in the river. During the incident, a large crowd of devotees gathered there to offer a Teppa Deepam at the ghat. The police said two children accidentally slipped into the river during their bath when one of the teenagers ventured into the deeper part of the river. According to information received, about 25 people gathered at VIP Pushkar Ghat in Pochampad in the district for a family-related religious event and seven of them ventured into the river for a bath. Unfortunately, six members of these three families from Yellammagutta, Deekampally, Makloor, and Nizamabad drowned saving a child.

Nizamabad MLC K Kavitha has expressed her condolences for the deceased ones and their family. According to the police report, people who had jumped to help drowned, and one was rescued by locals are identified as Bobbili Srinivas (40), his sons Srikar (14), Siddharth (16) from Ellammagutta, Suresh (40) of Deekampally, and his son Raju (24) from Maklure and Yogesh (16) of Deekampally village. 

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