Three students (24) drowned in irrigation canal after taking selfies

Three students of Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences drowned on the evening of Friday, January 12, 2016, after falling in an irrigation canal in Hulivana village, 180km from Bengaluru, India, reportedly while they were taking selfies.

Mandya district police said that the bodies of two students had been fished out and search was on for the third.

The victims, all aged 24, have been identified as Sruthi and Jeevan, residents of Bengaluru and Girish, a native of Tumkur. Girish’s body is yet to be found.

“These three went to the canal with two other students, Goutam Patel and Sindu, to play in the water. They were busy taking selfies when they fell into the 20-feet deep canal. Patel and Sindu were rescued by local people. Jeevan too was rushed to hospital, but was declared brought dead,” Lokesh said.

Police said the students, who were in the final year of their course, were doing their internship at the Keragodu primary health centre.

Source: Indian Express

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