Murud tragedy: Body of last student fished out

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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.

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“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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