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Pune: 3 Chennai students drown in Mulshi dam; 1 body recovered, 2 missing

SNS | New Delhi |


Three teenagers from a Chennai school on Wednesday had gone missing after diving into a village dam, police said on Thursday. The body of one of the boys was recovered, while two others are still missing. Rescue operations resumed on Thursday to locate the other two students, who are also feared dead.

The Pune police have identified the students as Danish Raja, Santosh K., and Sarvanna, all aged 13.

They were part of a group of 20-odd boys from ECS Matriculation School, Chennai, who were in Mulshi taluka of Pune district for the summer camp, along with four teachers.

While the details of the incident are being investigated, the police said the body of one victim, Danish Raja, was recovered. Search continues for the remaining two missing boys.

According to Pune Rural Control, the drowning incident took place on Wednesday in a small village dam of Katarbhadak. The incident happened when the children went to the dam after completing the first day’s activities and stepped in for a swim.

Parents of the students have been informed. A police team, village divers and others are engaged in the search operation. Police have also called in professional search teams to expedite the search operation.

(With agency inputs)