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No lifeguards at Mumbai beach, 3 school students drowned

Dadar Chowpatty beach

Mumbai, Aug 5: Three students from a Dharavi school were drowned on early Saturday when they ventured into choppy waters of the Arabian Sea off the Dadar Chowpatty beach here, an official said.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Disaster Control, students identified as Bharat Hanumanta, 13, Rohit Yadav, 15, and Anup Yadav, 16, from U.M. High School had swept away in flash of water at around 11.15 a.m.

Mumbai fire brigade personnel reached the spot and found the bodies after searching for around an hour.

According to the officials, no lifeguards are posted at the beach even though it has been declared a danger zone due to a rocky seashore.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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