Bagalkot (Ktk): Five persons drowned when their boat capsized in Krishna river in Bilagi taluk on Thursday, police said.

The deceased were identified as Aminabi Allabax Nadaf(60), Shivarayappa Hanamant Patil (32), Srishail Hanamant Nirakar (19), Anand Rayappa Chigarannavar(19), and Hanamant Ramanna Tolamatti (19), policesaid.

The Victims were returning back in the boat after performing a religious ritual in on the "Samadhi" of a seer which is submerged in the Krishna river backwaters.

Police said so far only one body was recovered and efforts were on by rescue team to fish out the other bodies.


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