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Beas tragedy: Two more bodies found, 16 still missing

June 12, 2014 | By

Pandoh, Himachal Pradesh (June 12, 2014): The rescue team fished out two more bodies of students of the Hyderabad- based VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology from the Beas river at Pandoh on Thursday.

According to certain media reports, the bodies were recovered by the joint rescue team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Indian Tibet Border Police (ITBP), police and local divers.

24 students fear dead in Beas river in Himachal Pradesh

24 students fear dead in Beas river in Himachal Pradesh

With this, the total number of bodies recovered so far has reached eight. However, there was no trace till Thursday evening of the remaining 16 students who were washed away in flash flood in the Beas river, caused due to the sudden release of water from Largee Dam on Sunday evening.

The bodies recovered on Thursday have been identified as T Upendra, son of Tallada Srinivas of Khammam district of Telangana, and Gonoor Arvind Kumar, son of G Vinod Kumar of Vanasthali Puram of Hyderabad. Gonoor’s maternal uncle Shridhar identified the dead body of his nephew.

The rescue team recovered Upendra’s body from 500 meter ahead of the incident site at Thalout and Gonoor’s body was recovered from Rainsnala area, nearly 1 kilometer away from the site.

Police later sent the two bodies for post mortem at the zonal hospital in Mandi.

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