Kozhikode youth drowns in Banasura Sagar Dam

Fire and rescue officials conducting search for Rasheed| Photo: Screengrab from Mathrubhumi News

Mananthavady: A youth who went for an excursion with his friends to Wayanad’s Banasura Sagar Dam drowned in the reservoir here on Sunday. The deceased is identified as Rasheed (28), a native of Kozhikode’s Koduvally.

The tragic incident happened on Sunday afternoon. Rasheed and his friends reached here on Saturday. Notably, as a part of Covid-19 curbs, tourist centres in the district including the dam are closed. However, the group of youth went swimming in the other part of the reservoir. While bathing in the reservoir, Rasheed puddled into the mud and got drowned.

Fire and rescue personnel recovered Rasheed's body. The locals in the region also assisted the officials in the search.

The body has been shifted to Mananthavady Medical College hospital for autopsy. Once the formalities are completed, the body will be handed over to the family members.

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