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3 kids swept away by Maharashtra river, 2 women jump in to save them, also drown

Mumbai city news: Police said the children had been bathing in the river when the current swept them away

mumbai Updated: Jun 07, 2017 13:39 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
Police were able to recover the bodies.
Police were able to recover the bodies.(HT File Photo)

Three children and two women drowned in Shiravali river in Raigad around 8 am on Wednesday.

The victims are Tejaswini Arte, 11; Tushar Arte, 7; Shubham Vaknis, 7; Gauri Arte, 35, and Menakshi Vaknis, 30.

Khalapur police said the children had been bathing in the river when they waded into the deep end, where the current swept them away. The women were washing clothes nearby. Police suspect they jumped into the river to save their children and drowned. Their bodies were recovered and sent to a government hospital, where a post-mortem will be conducted.

Police registered a case of accidental death.