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AP: School boy drowns in Krishna river canal, three missing

A school boy drowned in a canal on Friday and three teenagers were missing after they went for a swim in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2016 12:14 IST
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Krishna river accident

(Representative image) A school boy drowned in a canal and three teenagers were missing after they went for a swim in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.(Bharat Bhushan/HT File Photo)

A school boy drowned in a canal on Friday and three teenagers were missing after they went for a swim in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.

The incident took place at Vishanadhapalli village when the boys went to Krishna river and were swept away by heavy currents, Avanigadda DSP Khadar Basha told PTI.

The victims, studying in Class 9 and 10, had come to the village with their families to attend the Addanki Nancharamma festival, Basha said.

The deceased student, whose body was pulled out with the help of local fishermen and divers, was identified as Nagaraju.

Three others -- Jayakrishna Srikanth and Pawan -- are still missing and are feared to have drowned. All the four belong to Suddhapalli village in Guntur district, the DSP said.

Search operations to trace the missing trio are underway, the official added.