Horrible tragedy in Maharashtra: 14 students drown in the sea near Murud beach


Local gather at the Murud beach in Raigad District, India after 14 students from Abeda Inamdar college died from drowning at the Murud beach near Raigad District. The incident occurred when 18 students were swept into the sea when they went for a swim in the afternoon. Solaris Images


Students and relatives gather outside the Abeda Inamdar college in Pune, India. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted that he was "extremely saddened & shocked to know about the Murud incident where 14 students lost their lives." Solaris Images


Police arrive at the Abeda Inamdar college in Pune. According to a Coast Guard spokesperson, 13 bodies were recovered while a few students are still untraced and the Coast Guard and Navy had launched operations to rescue some missing students. Solaris Images


A helicopter pressed into service for a search and rescue operation at the Murud beach. The Coast Guard helicopters began a fresh search mission on Tuesday morning to locate one missing student. Solaris Images


The body of a student is taken towards a hospital at Murud. Maharashtra government has announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the drowned students. Solaris Images

Published Date: Feb 02, 2016 16:49 PM | Updated Date: Feb 02, 2016 16:49 PM

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