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Picnic turns tragic for techies in Odisha


Puri: Little did they know that a party to celebrate their friend’s first job offer would turn into a tragedy.

Seven engineering graduates had been to Odisha’s pilgrim town for a picnic here while tragedy struck as the one hosting the party drowned in the sea and another was missing. Yet another was rescued by the locals. The mishap occurred near Mangala river mouth today.

The incident occurred while the three had gone to take bath in the sea.

The deceased identified as Ashique Mohapatra from Jharsuguda was hosting a feast for his friends as he had got a job offer and was join his place of posting on Tuesday. The missing engineering graduate has been identified as Satyajeet Sahani from Bhubaneswar.

Reports said they were 2016 pass-outs of a Bhubaneswar based private engineering college.