Two brothers drown while bathing in Muvattupuzha river


They had gone to the river, along with friends, to bathe after their examinations concluded. Their friends tried their best to save the two but in vain.

Kottayam: Two brothers met with a watery grave while bathing in the Muvattupuzha river near Thalayolaparambu in Vaikom on Thursday.

They were identified as Sandeep and Saurav, (both 16-years-old) sons of Anil Kumar, a native of Vettikkattu Mukku. The boys went to bathe in the river after their examinations concluded.

The accident took place around 2 pm. They had gone to the river, along with friends, to bathe after their examinations concluded. Their friends tried their best to save the two but in vain. During their attempt to save the brothers, their friends also started drowning.

The timely intervention of local residents, who rushed to the spot after hearing their cries for help, saved the friends. Unfortunately, the brothers had drowned by then. Their bodies were fished out after a two hour long operation.

Sandeep was a plus one student of Poothotta KPMHSS while Saurav was a student of Thalayolaparambu boys HS. Their bodies were taken to the medical college for post mortem.

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