2 Telugu students drown at Kovalam beach

Tragedy at sea in Chennai during Telegu Engg students picnic

Chennai:  2 Telugu Engineering students were drowned in the sea at Kovalam beach in Chennai when they went for a picnic on Saturday. The two students were identified as Joseph Henry of Nidadavolu and Rakesh of Rajamahendravaram in East Godavari district.

Tragedy struck when some engineering students of Satyabhama University went to the Kovalam Beach on a picnic. Five of them went into the sea in a jovial mood but all of them struggled to come back to the shore. However, local swimmers saved three of them immediately. The other two couldn’t be saved as they were swept away into deep waters.

As the Sun set in and it was getting dark, search operations were called off on Saturday. The search operations were resumed early this morning by swimmers in the presence of Kovalam Beach police.

Reports said all five students were pursuing their second year  Engineering course.  Police have informed the parents of the incident.