5 males drowned in a pool on the backside of a waterfall in Jawhar space of Palghar district of Maharashtra on Thursday afternoon, the police stated.
A bunch of 13 individuals had gone to Kalmandvi waterfalls close to Jawhar city despite the lockdown, a neighborhood police official stated.
Two of them fell into the water whereas clicking selfies and a few others jumped in to rescue them. 5 of them drowned, he stated.
A staff of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Drive (NDRF) was rushed to the scene.
Our bodies had been despatched to a close-by hospital for post-mortem.
The victims had been recognized as Nimesh Patel (30), Jay Bhoir (21), Prathamesh Chavan (18), Devendra Wagh (24) and Devendra Faltankar (21).
Earlier, a neighborhood police official had stated that the victims, who had been then but to be recognized, had been “youngsters”.