2 students killed, 3 others feared drowned as boat capsizes

Vijaywada: Two college students were killed and three others are feared drowned in the Krishna river today, when a boat carrying them to a bathing ghat for a holy dip during the ongoing Pushkaram, capsized near Chandarlapadu in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district.

The boat capsized as they were trying to reach an undesignated bathing ghat for a holy dip during the Krishna Pushkaram, Joint Collector G Chandrudu said, adding six others swam to safety.

Two bodies were fished out and search is on to trace the others, the official said, adding further details are awaited.