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Beas river tragedy: 3 more bodies recovered, 8 students still missing

PTI  Mandi, June 22, 2014
First Published: 17:18 IST(22/6/2014) | Last Updated: 19:00 IST(22/6/2014)

Three more bodies were recovered from Beas river on Sunday, 14 days after 25 persons, including 24 engineering students from Hyderabad, were swept away in the river on June 8, taking the number of those found to 16.

Rescuers recovered the bodies which surfaced in Pandoh Dam, and the three were identified as Bairinene Ritwik, CH Parmeshwar and Muppidi Kiran Kumar, Mandi Superintendent of Police, RS Negi said.

With this, 16 bodies have been recovered and nine more persons, including three girls and a co-tour Prahlad, are to be found.

On Friday a body of a student was found 13 days after 25 persons, including 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college, were swept away in the river. The deceased has been identified as Sairaj of AS Rao Nagar in Hyderabad.

Search operations are still on as only 13 bodies have been found so far.

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