Engineering student drowns in Rayagada

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Gunupur: A 20-year-old engineering student drowned while taking bath in Vamsadhara river in Gunupur of Rayagada district on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Swagat Pattnaik. He was a B.Tech final year student of a private engineering college in Paralakhemundi.

According to sources, Swagat along with his cousin Rinku had gone to Vamsadhara river for bathing. While taking bath, they were swept away by the strong currents into the deep water.

Meanwhile, a man who was fishing in the river spotted the duo drowning. The fisherman jumped into the water and managed to rescue Rinku. However, Swagat went missing.

On being informed, Gunpur fire service personnel reached the spot and traced out Swagat. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead on the arrival.

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