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Tragic Drowning Incident Claims Four Indian Lives at Australian Beach

Four Indians, including two women, tragically drowned at an unpatrolled beach in Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. The incident occurred on Wednesday, prompting emergency services to respond to reports of four people struggling in the water near Newhaven. Despite rescue efforts, three victims—a man and two women in their 20s—lost their lives at the scene, while another woman in her 40s succumbed to her injuries at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

The Indian High Commission in Canberra expressed condolences, and the authorities are providing necessary assistance to the families. This incident is considered one of the worst drowning tragedies in Victoria in nearly two decades.