Bodies of three students of VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology here, who were among the 25 victims washed away in the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh on June 8, were brought to the city on Monday.
On Sunday rescue teams recovered these bodies which surfaced in Pandoh Dam, and the three were identified as Bairinene Ritwik, C H Parmeshwar and Muppidi Kiran Kumar.
After postmortem, the three bodies were flown to Hyderabad.
“Bodies of three students arrived at the RGIA airport here by an Air-India flight this afternoon and they are being
taken to their respective places,” an airport official said.
So far, 16 bodies have been recovered, while nine more victims, including three girls and a male tour leader are yet to be found.
Massive search operations were launched to locate the 24 BTech students and a tour leader, who were washed away in the Beas river on June 8 after a sudden release of water from the reservoir of the Larji hydropower project near Thalot in Himachal Pradesh.
Protesting workers took to the street refusing to pick up garbage in the area and instead spread rotting garbage across the roads.
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