Holi revelry turned tragic for two youths, including a boy, who died in separate incidents in the district on Thursday. According to the police, Aman Basha (13), a class VIII student of a private school, drowned in the Godavari in Bhadrachalam after playing Holi with his friends in the afternoon. Basha reportedly lost balance while bathing and subsequently drowned in the river. One of his friends tried to save him but in vain, sources added. In the second incident, Lingaiah (19) of Prakashnagar in Khammam suddenly fell on the ground while running away from his friends who tried to spray colours on him and died instantaneously.

Karimnagar Staff Reporter adds: M. Srinivas (20) of Venkatraopet village was reportedly washed away in the gushing waters of the SRSP Kakatiya canal in Metpally mandal headquarters on Thursday evening.