Class XII student on picnic drowns in Puri

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Puri: In a shocking incident, a class XII student of a private English medium school in Bhubaneswar drowned while taking bath in the sea at Jahania near Astaranga in Puri district today.

The deceased has been identified as Pratik Mohapatra, a class XII student of St Xavier School, Khandagiri.

The student was part of a school picnic party. He had gone to the sea with some friends and drowned while taking bath. He was rescued by locals and admitted to Astaranga Primary Health Centre (PHC) and later shifted to Nimapara Community Health Centre (CHC) where doctor declared him brought dead.

It has been alleged that the district administration is not taking adequate steps for the security of the tourists visiting these areas.

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