Hyderabad : In a double tragedy, three people drowned in an Andhra Pradesh lake Wednesday while trying to fish out the bodies of two children who had fallen into the water the day before.
The incident occurred at a lake on the outskirts of Vishveshrayapuram village in East Godavari district.
Police said two friends Akhil and Manoj, aged between 10 and 12 years, died while playing near the lake Tuesday. When the two did not reach home till night, their families began the search this morning.
Three of the rescuers saw the bodies of the children in the lake, which is a source of drinking water for the village, and stepped in. But they got drowned as they did not know how to swim.
It is not clear if the three were family members of the two children.