Eight Karnataka students drown off Maharashtra coast

Apr 16, 2017, 02:16
Eight Karnataka students drown off Maharashtra coast

While others swam to shore, the eight students drowned and their bodies were later shipped out, the official said, adding that three other students sustained injuries in high tide and have been admitted to a local hospital.

The deceased, five boys and three girls, were part of a group of 47 students.

Seven engineering students, three of them female, and their teacher from Belgaum in Karnataka drowned in the sea off Malvan, Sindhudurg, here on Saturday afternoon, police said. A search was on for the missing student.A group of 19 students from Kapulapalem in the same district had come to Kakinada for the picnic and nine of them had entered the water. The condition of Sanket Gaadvi, Anita Haanli and Akanksha Ghadge is said to be serious.

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Another three students were rescued and are undergoing treatment, police said. Around 30 of them ventured to take a swim in the sea. After some of them began drowning, others rushed to save them.

According to reports, 40 students of Maratha Engineering College in Belagavi had gone to Maharashtra on a tour and were at Wairi beach in Sindhudurg district when the incident occurred.

Locals and fishermen retrieved the bodies of eight students, including two girls.