Tragic Loss: Four Indian Medical Students Drown in Russian River

Four Indian medical students, two males and two females aged 18-20, tragically drowned while attempting to rescue a fellow student who had gotten into trouble in the Volkhov River near St Petersburg, Russia. The incident occurred on the beach of the river, where the female student had stepped into the water and encountered difficulties. Her four companions bravely tried to save her, but three of them also drowned. Fortunately, a third male student was rescued by locals.

The Indian Embassy in Moscow and the Consulate General of India in St Petersburg are working tirelessly to send the bodies of the deceased students to their families as soon as possible. Both the Embassy and the Consulate have expressed their deepest condolences to the bereaved families and assured them of all possible assistance.

According to local media reports, the female Indian student who waded out from the beach on the river Volkhov got into trouble, and four of her companions tried to save her. In their attempt to save her, three others also drowned in the river. A third boy was pulled to safety by local people.

The bereaved families have been contacted and assured of all the possible help. The Consulate General said it was working together with the local authorities of Veliky Novgorod to send the mortal remains to the relatives as soon as possible. Sincere condolences to the bereaved families.

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