Murud tragedy: Body of last student fished out

Mumbai, Feb. 2 (ANI): Search and rescue operation teams on Tuesday morning fished out the body the 14th and the last student,who were swept into the sea when they went for a swim in Murud-Janjira beach adjoining Raigad district in Maharashtra on Monday afternoon.

The teams resumed aerial search for the missing boy off Murud coast, pressing two helicopters -one each of Navy and Coast Guard – into service.

The incident occurred when 18 students, undergoing BSC and BCA computer courses in Pune’s Inamdar College, were swept into the sea when they went for a swim in the afternoon.

However, one student was still missing, whose body was fished out on Tuesday morning.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, “Extremely saddened & shocked to know about the Murud incident where 14 students lost their lives. My deepest condolences to the families.

“Instructed the Collector to take care of all students.He informed that 14 bodies recovered,saved lives of 5 girls & are being hospitalised.

“Coast guard has started rescue operation as 1 student is missing.There were 116students, 8teachers &3 staff members from Inamdar College, Pune” (ANI)

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