Picnic Tragedy: 2 VSSUT students meet watery grave in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: In a shocking incident, at least two students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) met watery grave Debjharan waterfall near here on Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as Soumya Ranjan Beuria and Abhijit Samal. Both are 3rd  year Computer Science student of the institute.

As per the report, a group of 40 students had been to Debjharan waterfall for a picnic today morning when the mishap took place. While taking a bath in the waterfall, Abhijit went into the deep water and got swept away. In a bid to save him Soumya Ranjan jumped into the water and drowned.

Getting intimation, fire services personnel and local divers reached the spot and fished out the bodies of the victims from the water later.

The bodies have been rushed to the hospital for autopsy and an investigation into the mishap is currently underway.

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