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Russian woman tourist drowns in Puri sea

A woman tourist from Russia drowned while bathing in the sea at Puri in Orissa today, police said.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2012 23:05 IST
PTI

A woman tourist from Russia drowned while bathing in the sea at Puri in Orissa on Tuesday, police said.

The 45-year-old woman, identified as Valutca Irina, was dragged into the sea by an undercurrent while bathing with five other foreigners near Swargadwar, Sea Beach Police Station in-charge officer Amulya Kumar Dhar said.

Though the woman was rushed to a nearby government hospital, the doctors could not save her, Kar said.

She was among a 60-member group of foreigners visiting Puri and was scheduled to leave on Thursday, Kar said.

Her husband an ISKON devotee at Kolkata has been informed, he said.

First Published: Mar 13, 2012 23:04 IST