Nellore: Three people drowned in the Bay of Bengal off the Tupilipalem coast in Vakadu mandal in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh in the wee hours on Wednesday during New Year celebrations.

According to sources, five people including a driver from Jeevakona area in Chittoor district reached the coast in a car late on Tuesday and they started enjoying water games in the early hours of January 1.

However, four of them got pulled into the waters due to a huge tidal wave. While the local fishermen rescued one person, two women and a man died in the incident. The driver of the vehicle and another man tried to shift the bodies from the spot, but the Vakadu police stopped them and started a probe. More details are awaited.

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