Man washed away in river

A 30-year-old man slipped and was washed away in the Hemavati river while taking selfies near the bridge at Hariharapura in K.R. Pet taluk on Tuesday.

The victim, Shivakumar alias Shivu of Ambedkar Nagar near Hariharapura, had come with some of his friends to catch a glimpse of the roaring Hemavati.

The river has been in spate following discharge of heavy quantum of water from the Hemavati reservoir in Hassan. The flow rate was at least over 28,000 cusecs at the time of the incident, the police quoting eyewitnesses.

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