BENGALURU: In the third drowning incident reported in Bengaluru on Tuesday, two pre-university students drowned in the kalyani [pond] of the Ambabhavani Temple in Bannerghatta.
According to the police, the students were taking selfies when they lost their balance and fell into the pond.
The students have been identified Prashanth and Jeevan, both 17. They were studying in second year of PUC at Jyothi Kendriya Vidyalaya.
The incident occurred at around 2.45 pm, as 16 students of the college bunked classes and went to visit the temple. As the group started taking photographs, Prashanth and Jeevan fell into the lake and drowned.
The other students informed the police, who alerted the fire and emergency personnel. The bodies were retrieved after one and a half hour.
The bodies have been sent for a post-mortem procedure.
Earlier in the day, a 21-year old younster Charan drowned while trying to swim in the Singapura lake in