Three engineering students meet watery grave in Puri sea

Puri: Three engineering students died after drowning in the sea near Pir Jahania at Astaranga in Puri district today. The deceased students have been identified as Amit Mohanty, Avinash Pradhan and Subhasaumya Senapati.

According to sources, a group of six students had gone for a picnic to the spot and the mishap took place when they were taking bath.

While three of them were rescued immediately, two youths died while being taken to hospital. One student whose condition was said to be critical, was declared brought dead at Capital hospital in Bhubaneswar, sources said.

“Three of the students have died while all others have been rescued. The lifeguards had immediately launched the rescue operation after the incident,” a police official said.