Two students drown in Vilangad river in Kozhikode; one rescued

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Kozhikode: Two children drowned in the Vilangad river at Nadapuram here on Saturday. Alappatt Sabu’s daughter Ashmin (14) and Koovathottu Pappachan’s son Hridhwin (22) were drowned in the river. Hridhwin’s sister Hridya has been rescued before drowning.

Hridhwin and Hridya had come to Kerala to celebrate Easter from Bengaluru. Hridhwin and Hridya are cousins to Ashmin. Ashmin, Hridhwin and their siblings went to the Vilangad river to see the check dam near Sabu’s house.

The tragic incident happened when Hridhwin slipped into the river while clicking pictures. Reports say that the other two fell while trying to rescue him. According to doctors, Hridya who was rescued from the waters is out of danger now.

The natives came to the spot after hearing the screams. Three of them were rescued and taken to a private hospital in Kallachi. Only Hridya survived.

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