Youth seen falling from 30-feet whereas climbing Srinivasa Sagara Dam’s wall

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In an unfortunate incident, a youth attempting to scale the wall of the Srinivasa Sagara Dam in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka fell from a height of 30 feet straight to the ground and landed straight onto the water. In a video that has gone viral on social media, the man can be seen climbing while people around tried to persuade him to come down.

However, after climbing almost halfway, the man’s foot slipped and he fell to the ground after losing his balance on the water’s surface. Locals and tourists who had gathered at the site can be heard screaming as they witness the horrific incident. The incident happened on Sunday.

The man was seriously injured in the incident and was immediately taken to a hospital in Bengaluru for treatment.

According to the latest reports, the youth, who is from Gauribidanur Taluk in Chikkaballapur district, climbed the wall even after opposition from the dam administration. He was clearly instructed not to climb the walls of the Srinivasa Sagara Dam.

In addition, the people nearby also protested against his efforts, but he violated orders and did not heed anyone’s requests. The local police have now initiated proceedings against the youth for violating the orders and restrictions of the administration.

It is important to mention here that the Srinivasa Sagara Dam is a popular tourist spot and regularly sees an influx of visitors. However, as it is a risk-prone area, people have been clearly instructed to avoid any kind of risky or adventurous activities on site.

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