By CBSNewYork Team

PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Fear is growing that two missing college students from Passaic may have been swept away in Wednesday’s flood waters.

Nidhi Rana, who goes to Seton Hall, was with Ayush Rana, a student at Montclair State, when the storm hit Wednesday night.

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Search teams were out again Friday, scouring the area near the Passaic River for any sign of the pair.

Nidhi Rana’s father was also there.

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He’s praying rescuers find his daughter while also worrying about his wife at home.

“My wife, she’s not eating nothing. Very dangerous situation at home. Serious matter,” he said.

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The students were last seen around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday getting out of their car near a storm drain that empties into the Passaic River.

CBSNewYork Team