PUDUCHERRY: Even before Puducherry could get over the unfortunate incident of drowning of two IT professionals who had come down from Bengaluru to Puducherry in the sea , today another two youths from Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh are feared to have drowned in sea.
Police said that seven youths hailing from Chittoor had come to Puducherry on a tour today. The youths after a drink were on a sea bath near the old Pier behind Seagulls restaurant when Muthu(22),an auto rickshaw driver and Altaf (23) a building construction worker were dragged away by swift currents. The others screamed for help and fishermen from the nearby Vambakeerapalayam village went for a search for them. However, the two could not be traced. Subsequently the coast guard and fire service men are also involved in the search for them.
As darkness fell, they stopped the search and likely to resume search tomorrow morning.
It may be noted that two days back IT professional team from Bengaluru who were on a tour of Puducherry were drowned in the Bay of Bengal off Chinnaveerampattinam coast. While the body of one Harshit Kumar (26) from Kolkata was immediately found and Praful Phanimadhar Yellapeddi (25) from Secunderabad was subsequently recovered.