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On summer camp, three students from Chennai school drown in Pune dam


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Pune: Three students from a Chennai school, who had come to Pune in Maharashtra for a summer camp with their classmates, drowned in the Mulshi dam, located around 50 kms away from here, police said on Thursday. The deceased trio were part of a group of 20 students of Chennai’s ECS Matriculation school who were visiting the dam along with their teacher.

The incident occurred on Wednesday after all students entered the backwater for swimming, said a senior officer of Paud police station.  “After their activities got over for the day, all the students were taken to the backwater for swimming. They were accompanied by four teachers,” he said. He said the teachers had entered the water first to gauge its depth, and instructed the students not to enter deep water.

“However, the trio, identified as Danish Raja, Sarvana Kumar and Santosh Ganesh (all 14 years), swam farther and got separated from the group,” the officer said.