Cuttack, Nov 26: The body of one student of Class Viii student who was rescued in critical condition on Thursday from Mahanadi died today.
The deceased has been identified as Khetrabasi Behera.
Fire Services personnel launched a search operation to trace the other three students.
Sources said, atleast four students aged between 13-14 went for an outing to the Bhadimula Ghat on their bicycles and reportedly drowned while taking bath in the river.
The rescue team managed to fish out the body of Khetrabasi from the waters of the river near the ghat after a frantic search. Khetrabasi was immediately rushed to the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) where the doctors declared him brought dead.
A pal of gloom has descended in the area following the incident.