Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Aug 30:
The three students of NIFT-Bhubaneswar who had drowned in the river Mahanadi near Gadagadia Ghat in Odisha’s Cuttack city today and were rescued have been declared dead by SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) authorities.
Reports said the three deceased students of NIFT-Bhubaneswar have been identified as Srusti Paul, Sandip Kumar and Pritam Priyadarshi.
According to reports, the deceased and another friend of theirs had gone to the Mahanadi to take a bath. While one managed to save himself, three were swept away by the current since Mahanadi is in spate this being rainy season.
While Srusti Paul was fished out dead by rescue teams of the Fire Brigade and Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), Sandip Kumar and Pritam Priyadarshi were rescued in critical condition and rushed to SCBMCH.
The two succumbed while undergoing treatment at the hospital.