Death toll rises to 3 in Andhra beach tragedy

Last update: July 30, 2022, 11:53 AM IST

The death toll in the beach tragedy in Andhra Pradesh’s Annakapally district rose to three as the bodies of two more engineering students were traced on Saturday morning. Police sources said that three more students are still missing.

Another student, who was rescued on the beach on Friday, is being treated in hospital. On Friday around 13 students belonging to DIET College, Ankapally went to Podamadaka beach. While six students stayed ashore, seven others landed in the sea water when they were hit by the tide and feared to be swept away.

One student was rescued immediately while the other died on the spot. Five more went missing. Authorities launched a massive search for the missing students using four boats and two helicopters.

On Saturday, they tracked down two more bodies. The police said that the search for the remaining three is on.

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