Ebbing tide drowns six Reliance employees in Maharashtra

February 25th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by admin  


Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Six employees of Reliance, including a woman, were killed during a picnic Monday when they went out of their depth in the sea at Digha beach in neighbouring Raigad district, around 150 km from here, the police said. Raigad Superintendent of Police (SP) P.R. Digavkar identified the victims as Manoj Parmar, Mamta Nahar, Nasir Shaikh, Neelkanth Iyer, Kingston Paul and Noor Mansuri, who was still missing.

“The police and the local divers are still searching for him,” Digavkar told IANS.

The victims, all Reliance employees, had gone to the beach for a picnic Monday morning. The picnic went horribly wrong when they waded deep into the calm sea and were sucked in by the strong currents of the ebbing waters, Digavkar said.

The bodies of the victims, all residents of Mahape, and all between 25 and 35, have been sent to a local hospital for post mortem examinations, he said.

The victims were identified with the help of local residents, friends and relatives.

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