A group of 50 students of an engineering college from Karnataka’s Belgaum district had reached Wayari Beach are for a picnic. The currents were strong in the sea and locals seem to have warned the group to refrain from venturing into the sea but they ignored the caveat. Fishermen managed to rescue three students and later recovered the bodies of the other eight students, including two girls.
The police officials said that out of three rescued students, one is in serious condition and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Malvan region. Further details about the incident are awaited.