Five students drowned in Godavari

Five students drowned in the Godavari river near village Chinthiryal on Sunday, police said.

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2013, 18:23 PM IST

Bhadrachalam (Andhra Pradesh): Five students drowned in the Godavari river near village Chinthiryal on Sunday, police said.

Five students hailing from Chinthiryal village of Aswapuram Mandal had gone to the river to take a dip but slipped into deep water, Deputy Superintendent of Police M Thirupathi said.

The deceased were identified as Chanti, Tajuddin, Saleem, Pavan, and Suryateja and their bodies were fished out with the help of local villagers, he added.

The state Horticulture Minister Ramireddy Venkatareddy, has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 each to the kin of the deceased.

PTI