Puri: In a tragic incident, two students of a Bhubaneswar-based engineering college drowned in Bay of Bengal while taking bath near Pir Jahania shrine in Astaranga of Puri district today. Two others were rescued and hospitalised.
The deceased have been identified as Yash Chakia, Amit and Abinash Pradhan.
Five students had gone to the beach from Bhubaneswar for picnic. While taking bath in the sea, four of them were swept away with high tides. One body was fished out from the water while another student was declared dead at hospital.
Locals present at the beach managed to rescue two of them in a critical condition and admitted them to hospital.