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2 bodies wash ashore, suspected to be tourists from Akola

Story: the | goan | 14th June 2018, 02:02 Hrs

MAPUSA 

Calangute police have stumbled on two bodies at Sinquerim on Wednesday evening and suspect them to be those of the two persons who went missing after entering the sea off Calangute beach on Monday morning.  

Police along with Navy and Coast Guard have been carrying out extensive search for the two persons since they went missing.   

During patrolling, a police team noticed two bodies among the rocks in Sinquerim on Wednesday evening, police informed.   

As per PI Jivba Dalvi, extensive patrolling in the beach areas was being carried out by Calangute police along with the Navy divers and the Coast Guard to trace out the remaining two persons that had drowned in Calangute beach on June 11.  

During the patrolling, police were checking the rocky areas during low tide in an around Siquerim. Accordingly, the police noticed two dead bodies among the rocks of Siquerim.  

Police were still carrying out the panchanama and other legal formalities.  

“We suspect the two bodies to be of the same persons that went missing on June 11 off Calangute beach. However, the relatives have been called to identify the bodies,” PI Jivba Dalvi said.  

The bodies will be shifted to GMC mortuary for identification and post-mortem examination.  It may be recalled three persons drowned and two went missing off Calangute beach early Monday morning.  

A group of 14 persons had landed in Goa for a holiday on June 11. After disembarking at the Margao railway station at around 4 am, they hired a taxi and came to Calangute at around 6 am.  

Soon after arriving at the Calangute beach all the fourteen rushed into the water which tragically led to the death of three and two others went missing.