2 teenagers drown in Achankovil river; sixth accident in 2 months

Pathanamthitta: Two teenagers drowned in the Achankovil river near the Maha Vishnu Temple at Vettoor on Sunday.

Abhiraj and Abhilash who lost their lives were part of a seven-member group of boys who came to the river for a swim after a game of football.

Five others managed to swim to safety. The bodies were retrieved by a fire and rescue unit from Pathanamthitta.

According to reports, at least six drowning accidents have been reported along the Achankovil river in the last two months.

Local residents have complained that despite repeated accidents, there are no warning signs in place.

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