Palghar, August 11: Two boys drowned in a pond at Mokhada in Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said. According to cops, the incident took place on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Arshan Akhlaq Shaikh and Farhan Shakir Khatik-both aged seven. Reports suggest that minors fell into the pond while playing near it. High Tide Alert Dates in Mumbai 2019: Calendar of High And Low Tides During This Monsoon.
The incident came to light when the boys didn't return home after playing and their parents started searching them, reported mid-day. Later, their bodies were found in the pond. Police have registered a case of accidental death. Mumbai: 2 Women Drown at Juhu Beach While Swimming.
In a similar incident from Palghar, a woman, who went to celebrate her birthday in Kohoj Fort, was allegedly drowned in floodwaters. The deceased was identified as Pinkel Shah, a resident of Borivali. The four friends who accompanied her were lucky as they survived by holding the tree roots.
On July 21, two women drowned at Mumbai's Juhu beach. According to reports, the women went into the rough sea for a swim ignoring the warnings by the locals and guards.