Brothers from Bengaluru drown in Gaganachukki Falls

Two brothers from Bengaluru who were visiting a durgah here were washed away by strong current in river Cauvery in Gaganachukki Falls, Shivanasamudra, on Sunday.

Amjad Khan, 35, and Akbar Khan, 24, residents of Goripalya in western Bengaluru, intended to visit a durgah along with their family as part of a vow to tonsure one of their sons. Before offering prayers, the brothers decided to take a dip in the water when they were washed away.

Akbar was the first to get into the water, but he slipped and was washed away. Amjad jumped into the water to save his sibling, only to be washed away too.

Sub-inspector Anand and other police personnel rushed to the spot and succeeded in retrieving the bodies with the help of divers.

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