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A 12-year- old Boy was washed away while taking selfie near waterfall in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu:  On Sunday morning a 12-year-old Young boy was washed away while he was trying to click a selfie near Sirukalur waterfalls on Kalvarayan hill in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi district.

Due to heavy rains on the hills, waterfalls like Periyar falls, Mehgam falls and Sirukalur falls have high water levels.


Tourists from Cuddalore, Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram, Pondicherry and other districts regularly visit these waterfalls.

Suresh Bhuminathan, Venkatesh Satish and 4 others from Vanapuram village in Thiruvannamalai district visited Sirukalur waterfalls on Sunday morning to bathe. Suresh, while trying to take a selfie with the waterfalls in the backdrop, unexpectedly slipped on a rock and got washed away by the heavy flow of the water.

His friends soon informed the Sankarapuram fire station personnel and Kariyalur police, who launched rescue operations along with a few local people. But, unfortunately, even after a search for the second day on Monday, the boy couldn’t be detect.

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