Mumbai: Two children drowned and three were rescued after they ventured into the sea in the Worli area of central Mumbai on Friday, a civic official said.
The incident occurred when the minors were reportedly playing near the sea at Vikas Gully in the Worli Koliwada area around 3.30 pm.
The fire brigade received a call around 3.40 pm and immediately rushed to the spot. However, the locals had rescued the children by then, official said, as reported by news agency PTI.
Two of the victims, Kartik Choudhary (8) and Savita Pal (12) were rushed to the Hinduja Hospital, where they were declared brought dead.
Kartiki Gautam Patil (13) was rushed to civic-run KEM Hospital at Parel, while Aryan Chaudhary (10) and Om Pal (14) were undergoing treatment at Hinduja Hospital, the official said.