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Mysurean drowns at Balamuri
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Mysurean drowns at Balamuri

July 30, 2019

Srirangapatna: A 35-year-old man from Mysuru, who had gone on a picnic to Balamuri along with his friend was drowned in River Cauvery after he slipped and fell into it yesterday. The deceased is Jayaram, an autorickshaw driver and a resident of Manchegowdanakoppal in Mysuru. Jayaram was standing at the edge of the river when…

From Rishi Kanva Ashrama to a hub for drunken youth: Balamuri’s Bane
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From Rishi Kanva Ashrama to a hub for drunken youth: Balamuri’s Bane

July 22, 2019

By Vinay Karekura Srirangapatna: Every year during monsoon, certain places in and around Mysuru attain extra glory due to gushing of rainwater and also due to water release from reservoirs. They attract tourists in hordes. Among the places that are crowd-puller are Balamuri and Edamuri near Srirangapatna.  Balamuri is a popular picnic spot where tourists…

Balamuri, Edamuri Cauvery barriers turning into DEATH TRAPS
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Balamuri, Edamuri Cauvery barriers turning into DEATH TRAPS

July 3, 2019

106 tourists killed in the last 14 years By Vinay Karekura Srirangapatna: The scenic Balamuri and Edamuri tourist spots, about three kilometres from Belagola in Srirangapatna taluk where River Cauvery flows, most of the times with turbulence, are becoming death traps with the number of tourists drowning increasing by the day.  It may be recalled…

Boy drowns at Balamuri
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Boy drowns at Balamuri

May 19, 2019

School trip ends in tragedy Mysuru: A school trip to Balamuri ended in a tragedy when one of the students reportedly met his watery grave yesterday. The deceased is Hemanth (16), son of Nagaraj and Jyothi of Belur in Hassan district. The students of a private school in Belur were on a trip to Mysuru…

Man drowns in Balamuri
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Man drowns in Balamuri

April 22, 2019

Mysuru:  A 40-year-old man from the city met a watery grave when he went for a swim at Balamuri in Srirangapatna taluk yesterday. Ramu (40), son of late Basavaraju and a resident of EWS colony, Subramanyanagar, Hebbal is the deceased. Ramu, a tanker driver by profession, had been to Balamuri along with his four friends…

Six firemen marooned during rescue operation saved
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Six firemen marooned during rescue operation saved

July 28, 2018

Mysuru:  A group of fire service personnel had a narrow escape as their boat turned turtle after hitting a rock in a rescue operation of a woman who jumped into the water that was being released from Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam. The boat toppled and the rescue personnel landed in strong water currents. All…

Water release from KRS attracts tourists in hordes
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Water release from KRS attracts tourists in hordes

July 16, 2018

Mysuru: Water discharge from the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam has pushed up the number of tourists visiting sites along the Cauvery Basin including Balamuri, Edamuri, Ranganathittu, Srirangapatna, Ganjam and surrounding areas. Yesterday being a holiday, many tourists had come to KRS from Bengaluru and Mandya. Many temple complexes at Srirangapatna have been inundated as…

Recurring death: Police ban entry to Balamuri tourist spot
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Recurring death: Police ban entry to Balamuri tourist spot

October 21, 2017

Mysuru: Following a series of deaths at the picturesque Balamuri waterfall near Srirangapatna, the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Police have installed a gate preventing tourist entry into the dangerous part of the waterfall. The waterfall, over the years, has gained notoriety of being a death trap. This year, since January, over eight deaths were reported…

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