Three children, two women drown in Maharashtra

Raigad: Two women and three children drowned in Balganga river near Khalapur in this coastal Konkan district of Maharashtra on Wednesday, police said.

According to Inspector E. Pawar, the two women along with their children had gone to the river. When the women were washing clothes, the children slipped into the river and were swept away. The women tried to save their children but they too were swept away and drowned.

The victims were identified as Gauri Arte, her daughter Tejasvini, 11, and her seven-year-old son as well as Minakshi Waknis, 30, and her seven-year-old son Shubham.

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