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Jhiri bus mishap toll 42

india Updated: May 19, 2013 22:32 IST
HT Correspondent

Three more bodies were recovered from the reservoir of a hydropower project situated on the Beas river near Aut area, taking the death toll in the Jhiri private bus mishap reached to 42. People spotted these bodies flowing in the river and informed the police.

The local administration provided ex gratia of Rs 15,000 to the aggrieved families.

Two bodies were recovered on Friday and the body of a student of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Kullu, was recovered on Saturday.

The student has been identified as Nihal Chand, 21. He was a resident of Binola village of Anni tehsil area of Kullu district, whereas the bodies recovered on Friday have been identified as Krishna Devi, 40, of Takoli village of Mandi district and Ram Singh of Sarachi village of Kullu district.

The name of the student was not in the list of suspected missing people. It is feared that five more people, including an infant, have been washed away in Beas river water and their bodies are yet to be recovered.

A private bus owned by Asoka Bus Services, Kullu, rolled down into Beas river on May 8, killing 39 people.