About three students died in Suryalanka beach in Bapatla on Tuesday. These students, studying 9th class, came to Suryalanka beach in Bapatla for a picnic, during Dasara holidays. Unfortunately the joyful outing turned into a disaster for themselves and their families, as they got drowned in the sea due to a strong wave.
About seven students belonging to Vijayawada came to Bapatla on train. After getting down at Bapatla railway station, they went to beach in a auto. As soon as they started swimming in the beach a killer wave usurped them. As the news spread, police and rescue swimmers jumped into action.
By afternoon three students died in the beach. The deceased were identified as Siddhu, Abhi and Sai Madhu belonging to Singhnagar in Vijayawada. Swimmers rescued two young adults. Search operations are going on to spot another two students.