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2 from Andhra drown in Scotland

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New Delhi, April 19

Two Indian students from Andhra Pradesh drowned during a hike at a popular tourist destination in Scotland when they were trying to take photographs, according to local media reports. The students, both of whom were doing Masters at Dundee University, have been identified as Jitendranath ‘Jitu’ Karuturi (26) and Chanhakya Bolisetti (22).

The incident took place at the Linn of Tummel near Blair of Atholl in Perthshire on Wednesday night. Following searches in the area, the bodies of the two men were recovered from the water. “Inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances under which the incident took place. However, there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding these deaths. A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal,” said a spokesperson of the Scotland police.

The Indian High Commission in London said the two students from Andhra Pradesh had "drowned in an unfortunate incident" and their bodies were found a little downstream. The Consulate General of India in Edinburgh has been in contact with their families and a consular official has also met a UK-based relative of one of the students. "The University of Dundee has assured of all help. The post-mortem is expected to take place on April 19 and thereafter the procedures for repatriating bodies to India will be done," said a High Commission statement.

A University of Dundee spokesperson said: “This has been a tragic accident which has shocked us all, and

our thoughts are with the families and friends of the students.” (With agency inputs)

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