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Pune students’ picnics with friends go awry, 4 drown in 2 separate incidents

Khadakwasala lake and Pavana dam are popular hangout spots for youngsters in Pune, according to fire brigade officials

india Updated: Apr 24, 2017 12:04 IST
Yogesh Joshi
Yogesh Joshi
Hindustan Times
Pune drowning,Khadakvasla lake,Pavana dam
The area leading to Pavana dam in Pune.(HT File)

Two students drowned in Khadakwasla lake, while two others drowned in Pavana dam in Pune, fire brigade officials said on Monday.

Wajid Hujurali Sayyed, 18, and Firoz Tajuddin Nadaf, 19, had gone to Khadakwasala lake,a popular destination among youngsters during vacation, along with friends on Sunday.

“Wajid and Firoz didn’t know how to swim. They lost balance as sand started to shift under their feet. Their friends made attempts to pull them out of the water, in vain,” said a fire brigade official.

While Wajid took Class 10 exams this year, his friend had written his Class 12 test.

Their bodies were fished out by evening.

In the second incident, Jitesh Pagar, 19, and Aniket Kadam, 20, had gone to Pavana dam, around 50km from Pune.

“Jitesh and Aniket went into deep waters ,” said officials.

Despite search operations, their bodies could not be recovered till Monday morning.

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First Published: Apr 24, 2017 12:03 IST