Two youths drown while collecting lotus flowers in separate incidents

October 04, 2022 12:54 am | Updated 12:54 am IST - MANCHERIAL/MULUGU

A youth met with a watery grave in a pond while trying to collect lotus flowers in connection with Bathukamma festival at Rendlaguda village in Jannaram mandal of Mancherial district on Monday.

Sources said the youth, hailing from Rendlaguda, ventured into the pond near the village on Monday morning. While picking lotus flowers, he accidentally drowned in the pond.

In a separate incident, a youth reportedly drowned in a lake at Chalpaka village in Eturunagaram mandal of Mulugu district on Monday.

The incident occurred when the youth was trying to pick lotus flowers in the Maddikunta lake.

According to sources, the youth hailed from Sultanabad in Peddapalli district. He had come to his relative’s house in Chalpaka to celebrate the Bathukamma and Dasara festivals with them.

The exact identity of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately.

Top News Today

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.