Sunday 25 September 2016

13 students on school picnic drown in India

Published 01/02/2016 | 16:06

The college students were on a picnic in western India
The college students were on a picnic in western India

Thirteen college students on a school picnic have drowned while swimming in the sea in western India.

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Senior police official Raja Pawar said the 10 female and three male students were swept away after they went into the water in Murud, a beach town about 95 miles south of Mumbai.

About 115 students and 11 teachers from a college in the town of Pune had gone to Murud for a picnic.

Coastguard officers and police using speedboats launched a search in the sea.

The Murud beach has a dangerous undertow. The students were warned by local residents not to go far out in the sea but ignored the warnings, according to police.

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