Digital Desk, Vijayawada. Five school students drowned in a river in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district. Rescue workers on Tuesday recovered the bodies of all five students, aged between 11 and 14. The students were trying to learn to swim in the Muneru River near Ituru, after which they went missing.
The deceased have been identified as Maguluri Sunny (12), Karla Bala Yesu (12), Jetty Ajay Babu (12), Maila Rajesh (11) and Garijala Charan (14). All of them were studying in Eturu Zilla Parishad High School. The students who were at home due to Sankranti holidays went to the river on Monday afternoon. His parents had gone to work in the fields.
According to police, the local fishermen had warned them not to venture into the deep water as there was a possibility of drowning but they ignored the warning and apparently got caught in a vortex. The fishermen tried to save them but were unsuccessful. He then informed the police, which sought the help of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). The NDRF team with the help of police and revenue departments continued the search operation till late Monday night.
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