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Selfie craze: Two killed after falling down Alekan waterfall

Belthangady: In an incident reported, two people lost their lives when they were clicking selfies at Charmadi Ghat on Monday. It is said that the duo fell into the Alekan waterfall.

Hanumanthappa (34) and Nagabhushan (38), residents of Chitradurga district had been to Dharmasthala and Subrahmanya and had come near the waterfall. As they were clicking selfies, they lost balance and fell. Basavaraj, Nagesh and Honnesh had also accompanied the duo on the tour.

It is said that, a few months ago, a youth from Mudigere also lost his balance and fell to his death while clicking a selfie. Two months ago, another youth suffered injuries at the spot.

Tourists are thronging the Ghat during monsoon to view the scenic beauty.

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