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Three drown in Buckingham canal

Three persons drowned in the Buckingham canal at Basin village near Krishnapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh, police said.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2003 12:20 IST

Three persons drowned in the Buckingham canal at Basin village near Krishnapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, police said.

The incident occurred when Krishnamma (20) went for collecting shells, her husband-Dara Ramaiah (26) noticed that his wife was drowning and jumped into the water to rescue her, they said.

When both were drowning Krishmamma's brother Tagudu Ramesh (23) jumped to rescue both, but he also faced the same fate, police said, adding that all the three were participating in Jatra in the village.

First Published: Jun 30, 2003 12:20 IST