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Two engineering students drown in Ghaziabad pool

Police said Prateek Singhal and Utkarsh Arya both were students at AKG Engineering College in Ghaziabad. Police said Prateek Singhal and Utkarsh Arya both were students at AKG Engineering College in Ghaziabad.
Express News Service | Ghaziabad | Posted: August 14, 2014 2:59 am | Updated: August 14, 2014 5:26 am

Two engineering students drowned in a swimming pool at a club in Ghaziabad on Tuesday night, police said.

Police said Prateek Singhal and Utkarsh Arya, both aged 22, were students at AKG Engineering College in Ghaziabad. On Tuesday evening, they had gone to the club with five others.

“No FIR has been lodged so far. We are still to talk to their families, but we are talking to club officials and others present at the scene to find out what happened,” a police officer said.

“The incident took place around 9.30 pm. Eyewitnesses said the two students were at the deep end of the pool when they drowned. There were life-jackets kept around the pool, but the two students could not be saved,” the officer said.

Police said the bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination to a hospital in Delhi. Police said they were speaking to others present at the scene to find out what exactly happened. The club authorities, when contacted, said a life-guard was present by the poolside but by the time he became aware of the situation and reacted, it was too late. They added that the students were “at the deep end and had probably not taken adequate precautions”.

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