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Mangalore: Two teenagers among the group of eight who had gone for a swim were reportedly drowned in the Phalguni River at Bengre on Saturday.
Police identified the victims as Hasan Nameer s/o Abdul Basheer (14) and Mohammed Marzoof, s/o Amir (13), both residents of Bengre.
Marzoof was an eighth standard student of the Government High School, Bengre, while Nameer was studying in ninth standard in Badriya School, Kandak.
The accident occurred when the boys, enjoying their Dusherra holidays, had gone to the river for a swim. Seeing Marzoof and Nameer getting swept away, others called for help. But the efforts by police, life guards and the locals to rescue the guys proved futile.
Locals informed that the boys had ventured to a spot which had been dredged recently and hence was quite deep.
The bodies were recovered around 1.30pm and were kept at Mohiuddin Jumma Masjid of the area.
A case has been registered at Panambur police station.