3 college studetns drown in Kolab reservoir
Koraput: Birthday celebration turned into tragedy as three Plus III second-year students of a Government College in Koraput district drowned in Kolab reservoir on Saturday.
The deceased were identified as Ramakanta Patnaik, Sandeep Pujari and Manamat Samal. While two of them hailed from Malkangiri, one was identified as a resident of Bhadrak district.
According to sources, seven students of the college had reportedly gone to the site to celebrate birthday of one of their mates. They were enjoying near the reservoir when three victims accidentally slipped into the water.
On being informed, fire personnel along with local divers launched a rescue operation. Their bodies were later fished out from the reservoir.
The bodies have been sent to a local hospital for post-mortem and a probe has been initiated.