Five males drowned in a pool on the backside of a waterfall in Jawhar space of Palghar district of Maharashtra on Thursday afternoon, the police stated.
A bunch of 13 individuals had gone to Kalmandvi waterfalls close to Jawhar city despite the lockdown, an area police official stated.
Two of them fell into the water whereas clicking selfies and a few others jumped in to rescue them. Five of them drowned, he stated.
A group of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was rushed to the scene.
Bodies had been despatched to a close-by hospital for post-mortem.
The victims had been recognized as Nimesh Patel (30), Jay Bhoir (21), Prathamesh Chavan (18), Devendra Wagh (24) and Devendra Faltankar (21).
Earlier, an area police official had stated that the victims, who had been then but to be recognized, had been “children”.