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Sharavathi tragedy: bodies handed over to relatives

Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: MAY 1: The bodies of all the eight persons, including five children, who drowned in the backwaters of the Sharavathi near Siganduru, a famous pilgrim centre, on Saturday were recovered and handed over to their relatives after the post-mortem at the General Hospital at Sagar on Sunday.

Tragedy struck the family, hailing from Gubbi taluk in Tumkur district, that had gone to Siganduru in Sagar taluk to have darshan of goddess Choudeshwari.

Around 4 p.m. Usha (16) went to the Sharavathi backwaters about half a km from the temple to wash her hands after lunch. There she slipped and drowned. On seeing her drowning the other members of the family to tried to save her also drowned.

The names of the drowned were given as Geetha, Suman, Shruthi, Adarsh Singh, Avinash, Sumeet Singh, and Pooja.

SSLC examination.

Our Tumkur Staff Correspondent reports:

A pall of gloom descended on the house of Kumar Singh, whose entire family, barring him, was drowned in the Sharavathi on Saturday.

Mr. Singh, who runs a unit in Gubbi, near here, left to the spot soon after getting the message.

Geeta, wife of Mr. Singh, had taken their children to her parents' house in Bhadravati for the summer vacation.

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