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11 students caught in flash floods in Bhavani river, rescued

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Eleven college students, caught in floods while bathing in the river in nearby have been rescued, police said today.

The incident occurred when students of a private engineering college went there last evening.

They did not notice that the water level had risen following rains and release of excess water from the dam, and were trapped in floods, they said.

Unable to get to safety they contacted police for help, who in turn informed Fire and rescue department.

In pitch darkness, the department personnel used lights to bring the stranded students to safety around 10.30 PM, police said.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 18:55 IST