According to Srikar’s classmates, hostel warden Naveen ordered four students to clean garbage and algae from the well.
However, District Health Officer Dr DN Manjunath clarified that the PHC has two doctors and three staff nurses working in shifts round the clock.
Informed by them, a team of police arrived at the spot and fished out the bodies with the help of expert swimmers.
The missing students have been identified as 19-year-old Kuditi Sai of Madhurawada and Yemala Surya of Pendurthi.
“The boy went out of his home to play with friends in the afternoon. After nearly an hour, villagers found his body floating in rainwater in the pit,” police said.
The police shifted the bodies to Gandhi Hospital for autopsy, registered a case and began investigation.
Police said all four did not know how to swim and there was nobody near the lake who could help them.
Expressing grief, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh each for the next of kin of each deceased.
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The two children had slipped into the Ujh river while taking a bath in Jasrota area on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, officials said.
The bodies of the children, all boys aged between 8 and 13, have been recovered.
Santoshamma, 35, and her daughter Parimala, 18, residents of Koukuntla village of Devarkadra mandal, had gone to the former’s sister’s house at Kothakota to celebrate the Dasara festival.
They were part of 40-member group who went on a pilgrimage to Poondi Matha Basilica, ventured into the Kollidam river to take bath this morning.
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He pushed the children into Buckingham canal in Kunchanapalli and fled the scene.
A third boy was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
After immersing the idol, they started taking bath but due to increased water level in the river, they all drowned.
Five of a group of six rescued from drowning near Ibrahimpatnam