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Chandrababu announces Rs.5 lakh ex-gratia to families of victims of Himachal Pradesh tragedy

June 11, 2014 - Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakhs to the families of those died in Sunday incident at Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.

Chandrababu Naidu assured that the government would come to the rescue of the families in all possible ways. He said that he spoke to the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister for intensifying the rescue operations. Union Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and State Minister Narayana are supervising and co-ordinating the operations, he said.

Telangana Chief Minister appeals Rajnath Singh for use of latest technology

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao urged the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh the need to use sophisticated tools in the search operations. The Union Minister assured him that he would discuss with the officials on the matter.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minsters expresses shock

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa expressed deep shock over the incident. She conveyed her deep sympathies over it on Tuesday in a release.

Bose body brought to Hyderabad

The dead body of a student Bose was brought to Hyderabad on Tuesday night. He was the son of Rabin Bose and Nirmala couple. The deceased body was flown in a special Air Costa flight at 8.15pm. Andhra Pradesh Minister R Kishore Babu paid tributes at the airport.

Final rites of Devasish completed
The final ritues of Devasish , a student of VNR Vignan Jyothi College student Devasish who died in Sunday incident was completed at Amberpet funeral grounds on Wednesday.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister orders majisterial inquirfy
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minsiter Virbhadra Singh ordered a magisterial inquiry and suspension of Resident Engineer of Larji hydropwer project. A raft is used in rescue operation in Beas River near Pandoh Dam in Mandi on Monday a day after 26 engineering students from Hyderabad were washed away in the River near Thalot following discharge of water from Larji Dam.

Rescue operations are on
A massive search-and-rescue operation involving 500 rescuers, rafters and deep divers from the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Himachal Police and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was underway for the missing persons

ITBP staff meets an accident:
The staffs from ITBP who are on the search operations were washed away and were rescued at Doda village. They were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.

Telangana Government seeks Army help
The Telangana government on Wednesday sought Army's help in rescue operations. Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy who is camping at Mandi said the Jintendra Reddy met the Home Minister Rajnath Singh and urged that at least 500 army men be put on the job to speed up the search operations. He said that his government has also written to Defence Ministry seeking help.

Police registers case:
Meanwhile Superintendent of Police of Mandi, RS Negi today said that a case under sections 336 and 304-A of the IPC has been registered against the Larji project authorities. The FIR against the project authorities was registered by A Aditya, a teacher accompanying the students.

Special underwater camera to be deployed:
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) commanding officer Jaideep Singh said that the divers are facing problem due to poor visibility in their search operations. 'A special underwater camera would be deployed in their operations', he said. A total of 20 divers of NDRF and 18 of the army have been involved in the operations while a team of 84 NDRF people and personnel from the Army are in the job.

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