At least 13 students, including three girls, of Abeda Inamdar Engineering College, on a picnic, drowned in the sea at Murud in neighbouring Raigad district today. A group of at least 116 students and 11 teachers of the College had arrived at Murud for a picnic when at 1445 hrs, 18 students ventured into the sea for swimming, said Inspector General of Police Prasant Burde of the Konkan Region.
The bodies were fished out by the Coast Guard with the help of local people. Five were rescued safely, while four are still missing, he said. The search operation to rescue the four others is still going on, the IGP added.