Monday, 21 July 2014

Beas tragedy: Bodies of all 24 engineering students recovered

The longest-ever search operation to recover bodies of 24 BTech students, who drowned in River Beas in Mandi district on June 8, came to a close with recovery of bodies of two girl students.

With this, the bodies of all 24 students have been recovered and only a co-tour guide Pralahad is missing.

The bodies of Dasari Srinidhi and Kasarla Rishita Reddy were seen floating in the Pandoh Dam reservoir on Sunday and taken out by a search team, police said.

A co-tour guide and 24 engineering students, including six girls, were washed away when the Larji Hydropower Project authorities suddenly released water from the dam on the evening of June 8.

About 600 men of NDRF, Army, Navy, Police, ITBP and 50 expert divers conducted a search in swirling waters of Beas river for 44 days.

Monday 21 July 2014


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