India News | Three people reportedly drowned in Machchhu river in ’s Morbi

India News | Three people reportedly drowned in Machchhu river in ’s Morbi
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Morbi, May 15 (PTI) Three friends, including two minors, who had gone to take a bath in the Machchhu river on the outskirts of ’s Morbi town, went missing on Wednesday, triggering a search, an official said .

A search and rescue operation was launched by the fire brigade with the help of divers, said sub-divisional magistrate Sushil Parmar.

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Chirag Parmar (20), Gaurav Bhankodia (17) and Dharmesh Bhankodia (16), all residents of Morbi town, went to the water body of Juna Sadulka village in the morning.

Eyewitnesses told rescuers that the two miners jumped into the water to save Chirag Parmar when he started drowning soon after entering the river, around 11am.

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“Seeing Chirag drowning, Gaurav and Dharmesh also jumped in to save him but all were washed away. A search and rescue operation was launched with the help of divers from Morbi and Halvad. A team from Fire Brigade also joined the operation,” Parmar said.

On Tuesday, six boys and a man reportedly drowned after entering the Narmada river at Poicha village in Narmada district of the state.

As the search operation continues, the bodies of two boys – Bhavesh Hadiya and Bhargav Katrariya – were recovered on Wednesday afternoon, a statement from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said.

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