Mumbai: Eight engineering students including two girls from Karnataka who had come to Maharashtra on a college tour died after being drowned in Wairi beach of Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg on Saturday afternoon.

Another three students were rescued by local fisherfolk.  They has been identified as Sanket Gadwi, Anita Hanli and Akanksha Gondge. One of the students is in serious condition and undergoing treatment at Malvan hospital, said Sindhudurg police control official Ravindra Ghirkar.

The eight students has been identified as Mujbin Aniket, Kiran Khandekar, #Aarti Chauhan, #Avadhoot, Nitin Mutnadkar, #Karuna Borde, Mahesh.

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Students being treated at the Malvan hospital.

According to the police, the victims were part of a group of 50 students from Maratha Engineering College in Belgaum, who were in the Wayri Beach area on a picnic. The police claimed that the students allegedly ignored warning of strong current by the locals and ventured into the sea. The flow of water was so strong that they wash away into deep.

Three more students were drowing but rescued  by the local fisherman. The locals informed to the Sindhurg police Controln afterwhich eight bodies were removed including two girls. While three students were rush to the hospital for the treatment and are under medical observation.

(With inputs from ANI)