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Death of Indian students in Veliky Novgorod, Russia

June 07, 2024

Four Indian students who were studying at the Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University located in Veliky Novgorod, Russia, drowned in an unfortunate incident in the Volkhov river. In the incident, a fifth Indian student was saved from drowning and is presently receiving medical attention.

Our Consulate in St. Petersburg remains in contact with the university and local authorities and is providing all possible assistance. Local emergency services have so far recovered two dead bodies from the Volkhov river. We offer our condolences to the families. The search for remaining two missing student continues. The five students involved in the accident belong to the Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.

Our Consulate in St. Petersburg is coordinating with local authorities for the repatriation of the mortal remains. The Consulate continues to be in contact with the families and the district administration in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.

New Delhi
June 07, 2024

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