Bodies of four students drowned in Russian river being flown home

One of the students was on a video call with his parents when he and three others drowned, a family member said.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 09, 2024 | 10:00 AMUpdatedJun 09, 2024 | 10:00 AM

The River Volkhov. (Alexxx1979/Creative Commons)

Russian authorities have recovered the bodies of the four Indian students who drowned in the Volkhov river, a Maharashtra Government official said on 8 June. The bodies are being flown to Mumbai. Harshal Anantrao Desale, Jishan Ashpak Pinjari, Jia Firoj Pinjari and Malik Gulamgous Mohammad Yakub drowned, but Nisha Bhupesh Sonawane survived. They were studying at Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University.

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