Indian students swept away in river

A sudden release of water from a reservoir led to a surge in the water level of the river, which then swept 24 students away.

Indian students swept away in river

World Bulletin / News Desk

24 engineering college students, including six girls from the southern city of Hyderabad, are feared to have been washed away on Sunday evening in a north Indian river in Himachal Pradesh state, 400 kilometers north of New Delhi, Indian media reported.

The tragic incident occurred when the students of VNR Vignan Jyothi Engineering College were taking pictures on the banks of the Beas river, on their way to the popular resort town of Manali, when a sudden release of water from a reservoir led to a surge in the river’s water level. The river then swept away the students.

The 24 missing students were part of a sightseeing group from the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

Indian authorities said that the search operation for the missing was being affected by high water level and darkness.

Angry locals blocked the nearby Manali-Kiratpur highway demanding answers about the unannounced release of water from the reservoir.

Last Mod: 09 Haziran 2014, 10:08
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