Two software engineers from Bangalore drowned in the sea off Om Beach in Gokarna on Sunday.

They have been identified as Kartik S.C. (23) and Vijay Kumar Murthy (26), employees of a leading software firm, the police said. A group of 13 persons from the company arrived in Gokarna on Sunday.

Strong waves

Eight persons stepped into the waters, but due to the force of the waves, four of them were washed away. Some foreigners managed to save two persons.

The bodies of Kartik and Vijay Kumar were later recovered. This is the third such accident in the last two months in Uttara Kannada district.