2 bravehearts save six from drowning

Two gritty young men risked their lives to save six people, including four women, from drowning in Hemavathi river at Akkihebbal on Saturda­y.

Ravi and Lokesh jumped into the river when they heard the screams of people drowning in river. They pulled out  Latamani, Komala, Mahadevamma, Rajamani, Cheluvanayaka and Lakshman from the river.

The incident occurred when they were washing clothes on the banks of Hemavathi river near Lakshminarasimha Temple. There was a sudden surge in the water level when Gorur Hemavathi dam authorities released water to KRS dam. The villagers staged a protest and blocked Akkihebbal road for a while, alleging that the dam authorities did not inform them about the release of water.

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