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Three tourists from Maharashtra drown in Goa

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Three tourists, including a and his brother, from in drowned in the at the famous beach near here this morning, the police said.

A group of 14 tourists from arrived in today by a train around 4 am, police said.

Immediately after coming to Goa, all of them ventured into the sea at the beach in district - located about 9 km from here - at 6 am, though there were specific signages put up along the shoreline advising people against swimming in choppy waters, Dalvi said.

Five of the tourists got swept away into the waters due to the strong undercurrents. Of them, three drowned while two others managed to swim to the shore, the police said quoting statements of the eyewitnesses.

The three victims were later pulled out from the sea by locals present on the shore.

They were rushed to a primary health centre at where they were declared dead, the police said.

The deceased were identified as Pritesh Lankeshwar Nanda Gawli (32), his brother (27) and Ujwal Vakode, who was also part of the group, Dalvi said.

served as a constable in the police force, he said, adding that bodies would be handed over to relatives after completion of the due formalities.

The government had last month issued an advisory asking tourists to refrain from swimming in sea waters along beaches for four months starting from June 1.

The shuts down beaches for swimming and other during the monsoon from June to August each year as a precautionary step.

This includes a 61-day fishing ban that started from June 1 and ends on July 31.

A firm appointed by the to provide lifeguards at beaches had recently said that red flags will be put up at beaches in the state to warn people about dangers of wading or swimming in the sea during the monsoon.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 10:10 IST
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