Bodies of four students who had drowned at Tuem retrieved

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Pernem: The bodies of four boy students who were drowned in a water filled stone quarry at Tuem village in North Goa on Saturday were retrieved on Sunday.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Gajanan Prabhudesai said that all the boys were part of the school picnic, who jumped into the stone quarry on Saturday, unaware that it was deep.

He said that total six students had jumped, of whom, two were rescued by their teachers on Saturday while bodies of four more traced on Sunday.

The deceased are identified as Danesh Sheikh (14) and Fredrick Fernandes (15) both from Mumbai and Jonhas Mendes (14) and Prince Dias (15) from Goa.

Prabhudesai said that all the boys were studying in a boarding Don Bosco school in Tuem village.

State chief minister Pramod Sawant condoled the death of the students.

Sawant tweeted “Deeply pained by the loss of lives of students by drowning at Tuem. We should ensure that or children are made aware of the dangers posed by such misadventures in order to prevent such tragedies. I have also directed the authorities to identify and cordon off such areas.”

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