Three teenage boys drowned within the water of a fountain located near Halali dam in Madhya Pradesh’s Vidisha district on Sunday, police said.
Those who died, Amit Patel (17), Mohit Sharma (18) and Abhya Sharma (19),were from Ashoka Nagar locality in Bhopal, and had gone for a picnic to the spot, which is around 30 km from the district headquarters, local police office inspector Aruna Singh told PTI.
“They were bathing under the fountain after they drowned. one amongst the boys started sinking within the water of the fountain first and two of his friends rushed to save lots of him. However, all three of them drowned within the process. The incident came about under Khamkheda police outpost area,” he added.
The bodies of the three victims were later retrieved and sent to the district hospital for post-mortem, Aruna Singh said.