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Himachal Government issue death and missing certificates to the families of those students missing

June 15, 2014 - Hyderabad

    The Himachal government has issued death and missing certificates to the families of those students who were washed away along with a copy of FIR.

    The searches are on in the Beas river for the missing students with sophisticated side scan sonar equipment and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) . The authorities said that the dead bodies if traced will be sent to Hyderabad and with this assurance, the parents of the students missing returned to Hyderabad. Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy will be submitting a report to the Chief Minister on the incident.

    It may be recalled that only eight dead bodies could be retried out of 24 students who were washed away on June 8, 2014 in the Beas river near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. The students all are from VNR Vignan Jyothi College, Hyderabad were on their way from Shimla to the resort town of Manali for an excursion. A sudden release form the reservoir of the Larji dam led to this unfortunate incident.

    Rs. Two lakhs insurance claim will be paid to parents:

    VNR Vignan Jyothi College secretary DN Rao said that a sum of Rs.2 lakhs insurance claim will be paid to the parents of the students who lost their children in three months. He said that the fee paid by the students will be returned. 'We learnt a lesson with this incident. We recalled nearly 600 students were are in tours', he said.

    Himachal Pradesh High Court expresses dis-satisfaction:

    Expressing deep dis-satisfaction over the rescue operations saying that the Divisional Officer has taken sufficiently long time cautioned the government to prepare for hefty compensation.

    Transport Minister Mahender Reddy slams VNR College

    Minister for Transport P Mahender Reddy has squarely blamed the management of VNR College of Engineering and Technology for not taking adequate measures while sending its students on tour of Himachal Pradesh. The Minister who reached from Kullu on Monday said that after preliminary inquiry it was very clear that the management had failed to adhere to the standard practice of sending experienced and senior faculty members on the industrial tour.

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