Maha: Selfie obsession leads to death by drowning of five men


PTI, Jul 3, 2020, 9:27 AM IST

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Palghar: Five men drowned in a pool at the bottom of a waterfall in Jawhar area of Palghar district of Maharashtra on Thursday, July 2 afternoon, the police said.

A group of 13 persons had gone to Kalmandvi waterfalls near Jawhar town in spite of lockdown for coronavirus, 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 deceased 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 deceased, who were then yet to be identified, were “children”.

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