Washed Away Bodies Found in Shrine Tank

Published: 28th September 2015 05:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2015 05:10 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUPATI:The bodies of seven youngsters were retrieved from the Kapilatheertham temple tank here on Sunday. The victims, all aged around 17, are believed to have been washed away in the flash floods while swimming in the water bodies on the hills which are part of the catchment area of the temple tank and landed in the tank through the water falls.

Five of them were identified as Sreekanth, Tohid, Konadala Nikhil, Sachin and Balaji. Two other bodies are yet to be identified.

According to a survivor, Babajan, who is the brother of Tohid, one Venkatesh, who accompanied them for a swim, has been missing.

“It was around 2.30 pm when Sreekanth, Tohid, Venkatesh and I reached the catchment area through Jeevakona route. Around 4.30 pm someone noticed a torrent of water gushing down and pushed me from behind so I landed at a safe place. But the rest of them were washed away,” said Babajan, a mechanic and a resident of Chandrasekar Reddy Colony of Korlagunta. A search is on for Venkatesh.

“Swimmers have been deployed to search for the bodies in the temple tank,” said TTD Vigilance Security Officer Ravindra Reddy.

“As per the directions of the Chief Minister an ex-gratia of `2 lakh has been released for the families of the deceased,” said TTD EO D Sambasiva Rao. TTD board chairman Chadalawada Krishnamurthy and member Bhanu Prakash Reddy along with Tirupati Urban SP Gopinath Jatti and RDO V Veerabrahmiah visited the spot.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp