4 medical students from TN die in Russia

Four medical students from Tamil Nadu drowned in a river in Russia. The family of a sub-inspector from Thalaivasal in Salem district and two other families from Cuddalore and Chennai, too, were devastated by the tragedy.

One of the students’ parents, who belong to Salem, met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at his residence on Sunday and sought help to bring his body to the district.

A Manoj Anand (24) from Aragalur near Thalaivasal was a final year medical student. On Saturday, Manoj Anand and his friends from Tamil Nadu have gone to Volga River.

While a few of them managed to escape, four students from Tamil Nadu, including Manoj, died in the sudden floods. The CM has assured to do the needful.

Along with Ashiq, Manoj Anand, son of Anand, a sub-inspector, R Vignesh from Thittakudi in Cuddalore district, and Stephen from Chennai, all final-year students at Volgagrad State Medical University, drowned in river Volga.

“It was a big dream for us to see my son as a doctor and a bigger dream for him to become one. From a very young age he wanted to become a doctor,” a grieving Mohammed Rafi of Dharapuram said soon after the news of his son Mohamed Ashiq’s death reached him.

It is said that 10 students had gone to river Volga to spend the weekend and had ventured into the river. There was a sudden flooding and they were washed away. While six managed to escape, four of them drowned.