New Delhi, June 11: At least three tourists from Maharashtra drowned in the Arabian sea at the Calangute beach in Goa on Monday morning, the police said. The three people include a police constable and his brother. While three have drowned, two have gone missing.

A group of 14 tourists from Akola arrived in Goa on Monday by a train around 4 AM, Calangute police inspector Jivba Dalvi said.

The police said that the group arrived at the beach at around 6 AM and went swimming even though there were specific signages put up along the shoreline advising people against swimming in choppy waters.

Five of the 14 people were swept away due to the strong undercurrents. Of the five, three drowned while the two managed to swim ashore. The local people later pulled the bodies out of the waters. They were declared brought dead at the hospital.

The deceased were identified as Pritesh Lankeshwar Nanda Gawli (32), his brother Chetan Lankeshwar Nanda Gawli (27) and Ujwal Vakode, who was also part of the group, Dalvi said.