This Article is From Jul 03, 2020

2 Men Clicking Selfies Drown With 3 Others Rescuing Them In Maharashtra

Two of them fell into the water while clicking selfies and some others jumped in to rescue them. Five of them drowned, police said.

2 Men Clicking Selfies Drown With 3 Others Rescuing Them In Maharashtra

Bodies were sent to a nearby hospital for autopsy (Representational)

Palghar:

Five men drowned in a pool at the bottom of a waterfall in Jawhar area of Palghar district of Maharashtra on Thursday afternoon, the police said.

A group of 13 persons had gone to Kalmandvi waterfalls near Jawhar town in spite of the lockdown, a local police official said.

Two of them fell into the water while clicking selfies and some others jumped in to rescue them. Five of them drowned, he said.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was rushed to the scene.

Bodies were sent to a nearby hospital for autopsy.

The victims were identified as Nimesh Patel (30), Jay Bhoir (21), Prathamesh Chavan (18), Devendra Wagh (24) and Devendra Faltankar (21).

Earlier, a local police official had said that the victims, who were then yet to be identified, were "children".