5 feared drowned in Vijayawada power station canal

Vijayawada: A woman and four girls feared drowned in Vijayawada Thermal Power Station (VTPS) hot water canal here today in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.

A woman (22) went to the canal for washing cloths along with four children. The girls aged between 10 to 14 yrs while taking bath on the shore of the canal slipped into it. The woman on hearing cries tried to save them, but she too slipped in the canal, police said.

So far bodies of two girls have been fished out and search were on to trace other bodies, police said.