Bus mishap: One body fished out, 34 pilgrims still missing

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kullu
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2015 22:03 IST
Police have launched a massive rescue operation to find out the 25 missing passengers. HT Photo

Search operation continues for missing pilgrims of Punjab bus mishap, which fell into Parbati river near Sarsari village on Bhunter-Manikaran road on Thursday evening. No success has been achieved throughout the day's search operation to trace the victims' bodies.

One body was fished out in morning on Tuesday near Sharni from the Parbati river, which was identified as a local resident Chura Mani of Manikaran Kullu, who fell into the river on July 22, when he was travelling in his car, while 34 passengers are still missing.

Rescue teams are facing problems to search the bodies of missing pilgrims between Bhunter and Larji Dam in the Beas river because the river is on spate and water is muddy, due to which visibility under water is very low.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), ITBP, SSB and the police are continuously on their job to locate the bodies.

Deputy commissioner, Kullu, Rakesh Kanwar, said, now main focus of the search operation would be serach between Bhunter and Larji Dam.

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