Five drown as coracle sinks

The dead are Noorjahan Bi (30), Hasina Bi (25), Shivaraj (18), Geetha (16), and Shamim (13), all residents of Gandhi Nagar.

Eight farm labourers from Gandhi Nagar took a coracle to Bhogi, located on the other side of Koppadakere tank. The coracle capsized midway due to overweight.

Maruthi and Ghouse Saab managed to swim to the bank. Suresh, a tractor driver rescued Mumtaz Bi, said the police.

Fire personnel from Sagar fished out the bodies.

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