TG Halli tragedy: Search for Kannada actors hampered by poor visibility

Several nets have also been spread in parts of the lakes in hopes of fishing out the bodies from the deep reservoir.

Published: 08th November 2016 01:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2016 02:27 PM   |  A+A-


File photo of Two stunt actors Anil Raghav L and Uday R feared drowned in a lake after a helicopter stunt for a Kannada film shoot went that horribly wrong in neighbouring Ramanagara district. | PTI

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The chances of recovering the bodies of the two young Kannada actors who drowned while performing a stunt in Thippagondanahalli Lake on Monday seem bleak after the search team complained of poor visibility inside the lake.

SCUBA divers from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) who have been heading the rescue operations  along with divers from NDRF, State Disaster Response Force and local fishermen since 7.30 am on Tuesday have complained about the poor visibility inside the reservoir after a depth of 30-35 feet.

Currently, six rescue boats and four coracles are searching for the bodies.

Several nets have also been spread in parts of the lakes in hopes of fishing out the bodies from the deep reservoir. There are also fears that the bodies could be trapped in the silt.

Mild caning

Following the tragic incident, hundreds of people gathered near the reservoir, despite restricting the entry through the main gate of the reservoir. This forced the police to resort to mild caning to control the crowd.

Families of both the actors, along with prominent personalities of Kannada film industry such as Shivarajkumar and Jaggesh were present at the spot. Speaking to media persons, Shivarajkumar termed the accident as a caution for the whole film industry.

FIR registered

Tavarekere Police registered an FIR against four persons, following a complaint filed on Monday. The director of the movie Nagashekar, producer Sundregoudru and stunt director Ravivarma have been booked  for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

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