Two boys drowned in the Godavari river at Peddipalli village in Charla mandal on Thursday.

According to information reaching here, M Praneeth, 9, a resident of Hyderabad, and Bhoopathi Rajesh, 10, a native of Peddipalli, ventured into the river to take bath late in the afternoon. They suddenly slipped in the river and drowned in a span of few minutes. Two others, who accompanied them were quite away on the banks of the river, when the incident occurred, sources said. They noticed the bodies of the duo and raised an alarm.

The local people rushed to the spot and retrieved the bodies.

Praneeth had come to the village to spend summer vacations at his relative’s house. A case was registered.