Rescuers fished out bodies of four Hyderabad-based engineering students, who were washed away in the swirling waters of Beas river along with 20 classmates whose fate is not known as Chief minister Virbhadra Singh ordered a magisterial inquiry and suspension of Resident Engineer of Larji hydropower project.
About 60 students and faculty members of the V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad were on an excursion to Manali and a total of 24 students of V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi College of Engineering were washed away in the flash flood after water from a hydropower project was released in the river Sunday.
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Meanwhile, Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy was camping in Mandi for the second day to monitor rescue and relief work. “We are making all efforts to retrieve the bodies as early as possible but the rescue teams are facing problems due to water level and the sand,” he said.