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SHILLONG, March 23, 2019: In a tragic incident, a student of Union Christian College, Shillong in the state of Meghalaya died after drowning in a river close to a picnic spot in Assam.

The incident took place on March 18 under Gossaigaon sub-division.

The student, hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, was on a trip to Fakiragram with his college friends. They reportedly begun their trip with a picnic at Jamduar. The group had gone to a cave nearby and upon returning, the student slipped and fell on the river resulting in his drowning.

The body was recovered after a search operation was spearheaded by the SDRF the next day.

The boy’s family has since been informed of the incident.

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