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Two women picnickers from Goa drown in Karnataka, three more missing

The dead were picnicking with a group of 50 people in Nagarmadi waterfalls.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2017 21:00 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Panaji
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Those missing were named as Marelina Mesquita, 38, and Renuka and Siddarth Chari (age not known), according to a police spokesperson.(Representational Photo)

Two young women from Goa drowned while on a picnic at a waterfall in Karnataka, the police said on Sunday adding that two other women and a man from the same group were also missing.

A police spokesperson said the dead — Frencila Pereira, 21, and Fiona Pacheco, 28 — were picnicking along with a group of 50-odd people from Raia village in South Goa at the picturesque Nagarmadi waterfalls in Karnataka’s Karwar disctrict located along the Goa border.

Those still missing were named as Marelina Mesquita, 38, and Renuka and Siddarth Chari (age not known) who were part of the same group.

“We are coordinating with police and fire rescue officials from Karwar district,” the spokesperson said.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 20:59 IST