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Selfie Obsession Leads to Death by Drowning of Five Men in Waterfall in Maharashtra's Palghar

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Two of them fell into the water while clicking selfies and some others jumped in to rescue them. Five of them drowned, he said.

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  • Last Updated: July 2, 2020, 11:39 PM IST
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Five men drowned in a pool at the bottom of a waterfall in Jawhar area of Palghar district of Maharashtra on Thursday afternoon, the police said.

A group of 13 persons had gone to Kalmandvi waterfalls near Jawhar town inspite of lockdown for coronavirus, a local police official said.

Two of them fell into the water while clicking selfies and some others jumped in to rescue them. Five of them

drowned, he said.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was rushed to the scene.

Bodies were sent to a nearby hospital for autopsy.

The deceased were identified as Nimesh Patel (30), Jay Bhoir (21), Prathamesh Chavan (18), Devendra Wagh (24)and

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Devendra Faltankar (21).

Earlier, a local police official had said that the deceased, who were then yet to be identified, were "children".

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