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Indian couple drowns during pre-wedding photoshoot

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on November 11, 2020

(alamy.com/ae)

The bride, who was wearing high heels, lost her balance and fell into the water.

An Indian couple drowned during a photoshoot around two weeks prior to their wedding.

Both 28-year-old bridegroom Chandru, a civil contractor, and 20-year-old bride Shashikala hailed from Mysuru and their wedding was scheduled on November 22 in the city. The unfortunate incident happened on Monday, November 9.

The couple, who were in love for the past five years, were shooting in a coracle – a small rounded lightweight boat – in India's River Cauvery when the boat capsized and both of them drowned, The Times of India reported.

The bride reportedly lost her balance as she was wearing high-heeled sandals and fell into the river when she was standing in the coracle. The groom tried to save her but the coracle capsized and Chandru drowned, while the fisherman and one of Chandru's relatives – who were also on the boat – survived, police said.

The couple's bodies were later retrieved from the river with the help of swimmers.





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