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Mandi Tragedy: Search operation after stopping water flow doesn’t help, no bodies found

Divers jump into the Bhakra Beas Management Board lake to search for the dead bodies in Mandi on Thursday. (Source: PTI) Divers jump into the Bhakra Beas Management Board lake to search for the dead bodies in Mandi on Thursday. (Source: PTI)
Written by Ashwani Sharma | Mandi | Posted: June 14, 2014 11:35 am

Nearly two-hour long special search operation to find bodies of Hyderabad engineering students in Beas river was carried out on Saturday. This was for the first time that the search operation was carried out after stopping water flow, however, it failed to yield any result.

Body of none of the victims of the Mandi tragedy could be found on Saturday in a stretch of three km, which was dried up by closing gates of the Larji project.

Meanwhile, Telangana Home Minister N Narsimha Reddy said he would hold meeting with state agencies and those involved in the search, like NDRF, ITBP, SSB and state police, to chalk out strategy.

ADGP special poilce battalion, Telangana, Rajiv Trivedi, who is himself an international level swimmer, said there was need for surface, underwater and aerial search of river downstream site of tragedy.

Only eight bodies have recovered so far.

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