Vijayawada: Tragedy struck a family in Gudivada of Krishna district when it’s two young sons died in the craze to take selfies in the backdrop of water body at Mandapadu area of Gudivada town in Krishna district on Sunday.

The deceased have been identified as K. Harsha Vardhan, 21, and his younger brother K. Prem Kumar, 18.

Harshavardhan was a final year engineering (B. Tech) student while Prem Kumar was a second year Polytechnic Diploma student.

On Sunday, Harshavardhan and Prem had gone to Pampula Cheruvu (local tank) at Mandapadu area in Gudivada town. While the brothers were clicking selfies near the tank, Harshavardhan lost balance and accidentally slipped into the tank.

As Harshavardhan fell into the waters, Prem jumped into the waters to save his elder brother. However, both of them drowned as none of them knew how to swim.

Based on information, the police rushed to the spot and with the support of locals, retrieved the bodies from the water. Father of the deceased K. Nagendra is still in a state of shock.

The police registered a case under Section 174 of CrPC ( Suspicious Deaths) and shifted the bodies for post-mortem to the Government Hospital.

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