Four youth drown at Vizag's RK Beach

Visakhapatnam, January 2, 2022

Four youth drowned at Visakhapatnam's well-known RK Beach on Sunday, police said.

Those who drowned include three youths from Secunderabad. While two bodies were recovered, a search was on for two others.

A student from Odisha's Bhadrak district was also killed in the tragedy. According to police, a group of people on the beach were washed away when a big wave struck them.

Eight youths from Secunderabad were bathing on the beach. Three of them drowned due to the wave. Life guards pulled out a youth identified as C.H. Shiva. He was shifted to a private hospital, where he died later. A search is on for two other youths - K. Shiva and Mohammed Azeez.

Five students from Odisha's Bhadrak were also on the beach at the time of the tragedy. One of them drowned and a few minutes later the body was washed ashore. The deceased was identified as Sunita Tripathi. Remaining four students safely reached the shore.

Police were seeking help from the Navy in the search for the missing youths.


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