Friday, 27 June 2014

Two more bodies found, five students still missing : Beas tragedy

Two more bodies of students from an engineering college in Hyderabad were recovered in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of bodies retrieved to 19, the police said on Thursday.

Five students and one tour operator are still missing and the search operation continued for the 18th day.

The bodies were identified as those of Nerudu Jagdish Mudiraj and P. Ridhima.

Both the bodies, in swollen conditions, were seen floating near the Pandoh dam, almost 15 km downstream from the accident spot, the police said.

While Mudiraj’s body was recovered on Thursday, Ridhima’s body was found on Wednesday.

Twenty-four students from the V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology were swept away on June 8 after water was released into the river without warning from nearby 126 MW Larji hydro power project.

The focus of the search operation is on the 15 km long downstream stretch of the river from the Larji project dam to the Pandoh dam.

Friday 27 June 2014


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