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Maharashtra: Four teenagers among five drown in Nashik dam

Updated on: 21 May,2024 10:19 PM IST  |  Nashik
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The incident occurred at Bhavali dam in Igatpuri taluka of Nashik district on Tuesday afternoon

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At least four teenagers were among five persons who drowned in a dam in Igatpuri taluka of Maharashtra's Nashik district on Tuesday during their picnic, the police said, reported the PTI.


The incident occurred at Bhavali dam in the afternoon, they said.


"Five youths from the Gosavi Wadi area of Nashik Road suburb in the city had gone for a picnic to Bhavali dam around 4 pm. Two of them entered the water, but as they could not judge its depth, they started drowning. Three others also jumped in and tried to save them, but drowned in their attempt to do so," a police official said, as per the PTI.


On being informed about the incident, a police team reached the spot and launched an operation to rescue them, he said.

With the help of some local residents, the bodies of the five victims were later fished out and sent to Igatpuri rural hospital, he said.

The deceased have been identified as Ikra Dildar Khan (14), Nazia Imran Khan (15), Misbah Dildar Khan (16), Anas Khan Dildar Khan (17) and Hanif Ahmed Sheikh (24), the police said, according to the PTI.

Four minor girls drown in Bhavnagar's Bor Talav in Gujarat

Meanwhile, in an another incident, four minor girls, including two sisters, drowned after venturing into a lake for a bath in Gujarat's Bhavnagar city on Tuesday, officials said, reported the PTI.

The incident took place at Bor Talav in Bhavnagar which is a man-made lake in the city, Chief Fire Officer Pradyumnasinh Jadeja said, as per the PTI.

Five minors, in the age group of 9 to 17 years, accompanied a woman to the lake. While the woman was washing clothes at the lakeside, the minors jumped into the water body to take a bath and all of them started drowning, Jadeja said, according to the PTI.

A 12-year-old girl was rescued and sent to a government hospital for treatment while four others drowned, he said.

"We were informed about the incident at around 12.20 pm and a rescue team was immediately rushed to the spot," the official said, as per the PTI.

The deceased have been identified as Aryanaben Dabhi (17), Kajal (12), Rashi (9) and her sister Komal (13), an official from Bortalav police station said, the news agency reported on Tuesday.

The rescued girl is the sibling of the two sisters who drowned, the police said.

(with PTI inputs)

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