Himachal tragedy: Bodies of 5 students flown back to Hyderabad

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  • Updated: Jun 10, 2014 10:30 IST
  • Beas, Himachal Pradesh

    Rescue personnel gather on the banks of the Beas river during a search operation in Kullu, a day after 24 engineering students of Hyderabad were ...

  • Bonath Shekar Naik, Hyderabad

    Bonath Shekar Naik shows a portrait of his son Rambabu, only one name available, one of the 24 students feared dead during a field trip ...

  • Beas river

    A parent holds up a name list of students feared drowned in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, at the VNR Vignan Jyothi Institute of ...

  • Smriti Irani

    Union human resource development minister Smriti Irani visits the spot in Mandi, a day after 24 engineering students of Hyderabad were washed away in the ...

  • Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh

    Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh at the accident site where children drowned,in Mandi. (HT Photo)

  • Beas river, Hiamchal Pradesh

    Rescue personnel gather on the banks of the Beas river during a search operation in Kullu, a day after 24 engineering students of Hyderabad were ...

  • candle light vigil, Hyderabad

    IT professionals and students in Hyderabad take part in a candle light march in memory of the 24 engineering students who were swept away in ...

  • Beas river

    Rescue personnel gather on the banks of the Beas river during a search operation in Kullu. Rescuers discovered five bodies in a river as they ...

  • candle light vigil, Hyderabad

    IT professionals and students light candles for the 24 engineering students who were swept away in Beas River in Himachal Pradesh, in Hyderabad. (PTI Photo)

  • Beas river, Hiamchal Pradesh

    Rescue personnel gather on the banks of the Beas river during a search operation in Kullu, a day after 24 engineering students of Hyderabad were ...

The bodies of five engineering students of the Beas tragedy were flown back to Hyderabad on Monday evening.

About 20 students of the group also returned to Hyderabad on the same plane.

Civil aviation minister Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju arrived in Kullu on Monday on an Air India plane along with some family members of the missing students.

The families accompanying the Union minister stayed back in the hope that the bodies of their kin may be recovered on Tuesday when the search operation resumes.

So far, the bodies of four girls and a boy have been recovered while 19 students and one tour guide are still missing.

Read: Locals allege sand-mafia link in water release

Meanwhile, the Larji project authorities have claimed that they followed the protocol and all three alarms were sounded before release of the water.

They said that the 55cm gate of the project was opened at 6.15pm and the other 1.5mt gate was opened at 6.45pm, which caused the flash flood.

Eyewitnesses said that only about six students were at the bank of the Beas river when the cascade of water came and the rest of the missing students had jumped into the river to save their classmates.

Read: Killer dam water unleashed without warning

Emergency numbers: Hyderabad's VNR Vignana Jyothi Engg Inst: 040-23202813 & 9440815887

Watch: Smriti Irani visits Mandi, assures support for missing students

 

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