Two students drown in Meenachil river
Kottayam: Tragedy struck Poonjar when two students drowned in the Meenachil river on Tuesday.
The deceased students have been identified as Kumaranellur natives Muhammad Riyas and Christopher.
The accident happened around 2 pm. Two persons who were with the students were able to escape.
The students had reached Poonjar from Kottayam in order to celebrate the holidays. The accident occurred at Uravakkayam area in Meenachil area. Locals used to prevent people from entering the Uravakkayam as it was a deep area in the river.
However, the students were able to reach the place without the knowledge of the locals.
The accident happened when one of the students slipped and fell into the water and the second student tried to save him.
The bodies have been kept at a private hospital in Erattupetta.