District administration puts up red flag following death of 4 tourists in two days

Puri: After at least four tourists consecutively drowned to death in two days while taking a bath in the sea at Puri beach of Sector 13 near Swargadwar, the district administration today put up a red flag to make others alert and to restrain them from doing so. Tourists were requested not to go near the sea.

A number of security personnel have been deployed in the area. The red flag was put up to indicate high surf and strong currents prevalent here; so that, any further untoward incident can be averted.

Worth mentioning, two persons died after drowning in the sea at the same place on Thursday.

The two deceased were identified as 32-year-old Arabinda Dey and 33-year-old Ajay Dey from Srirampur locality in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. The youths had come to Puri along with four friends.

Similarly, a father and son duo from neighbouring West Bengal met their watery grave on Wednesday in Sector 13 area. The deceased man was identified as Ranjan Das (51) and his son as Reshabh (15), who belonged to the Khurut locality of Howrah district.

The two bodies were sent to their village by a special ambulance vehicle through Red Cross by District Collector Samarth Verma.

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