15/04/2017 2:45 PM IST | Updated 15/04/2017 3:40 PM IST

Eight College Students From Karnataka Drown In A Sea In Maharashtra's Sindhudurg District

Three students have been rescued and are under medical observation.

Getty Images
Representative image.

SINDHUDURG -- Eight engineering students, including two girls, from Belgaum in Karnataka drowned in the sea off Malvan, Sindhudurg, in Maharashtra on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Another three students were rescued by local fisherfolk. One of the students is in a serious condition and undergoing treatment at Malvan hospital, said Sindhudurg Police Control official Ravindra Ghirkar.

The victims were part of a group of around 50 students of picknickers from a private engineering college, who arrived here early on Saturday in a private bus from Belgaum and had gone to the picturesque Wayri Beach.

Shortly after reaching there, the students, allegedly ignoring warnings by locals of strong currents, ventured into the sea and were soon washed away into deep waters.

Fisherfolk managed to rescue three of them. They later retrieved the bodies of the other eight, including the two girls.

Top police and district officials have arrived at the scene of the tragedy from Sindhudurg, around 35 km away.

Also on HuffPost India:

Photo gallery Tamil Nadu Farmers Protest In Delhi See Gallery