Body of Beas river tragedy victim brought to Hyderabad

  • IANS, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2014 18:15 IST

The body of another victim of the Beas river tragedy in Himachal Pradesh was brought to Hyderabad on Thursday.

The body of Venkatadurga Tarun was was flown in from Delhi, where it was earlier shifted from Himachal.


The parents of Tarun accompanied the body. A large number of relatives and friends gathered at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport to receive the body of the engineering student.

The body was later taken to Tarun's home in Chandanagar here. Though the student originally hails from Tenali in coastal Andhra, the family decided not to take the body to the native place but perform the last rites here in view of its deteriorating condition.

The rescue workers had recovered Tarun's swollen body from the river Wednesday, taking to nine the number of bodies traced so far.

A search is still on for 15 students and one tour operator.

The students from the Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad were swept away in the river June 8 when water was released without any warning from a hydroelectric station upstream.

The students were on an excursion to Manali.

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