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VNR Vignan Jyothi College- 'Most unfortunate day in the history of College', says CS Rao


June 9, 2014 - Hyderabad

The VNR Vignan Jyothi College principal advisor CV Rao speaking to media said that 'this the most unfortunate day in the history of the college and the college management feels sorry to handover the dead bodies of the students to their relatives. He said that both the Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh responded immediately after the flash of the news and alerted the Central Government. Rao said that a five member delegation went to the site of the accident. The injustice done to the parents cannot be made good but will extend the possible help to them. Tears rolled from his eyes during the press conference. The College management has created a control room with telephone nos. 23041516 and 65896607.

Two students' team return

The college students after completion of second year examination went in three teams of the four branch students for north India tour. The students from Electronics and Instrumentation wing students who went to Beas river met with the accident while the two teams returned in their half way. 150 students from, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Automobile students went to Delhi and Shimla returned on Dakshin Express to Hyderabad.

Four dead bodies shifted

The retrieved bodies of Akula Vijeta, Bontu Rambabu, Gampala Iswarya and Lakshmi Gayatri were shifted to Hyderabad by a defence flight from Chandigarh to Hyderabad. The fifth dead body though located cannot be identified and was kept there. All the 24 students who are safe were shifted to Hyderabad by Air Costa flight to Shamshabad.

List of the names of missing students

Akula Vijeta , Asish Manta, Byrineni Ritwik, Banot Rambabu, Dasari Srinidhi, Devashish Bose, Gampala Iswarya, Baswaraj Sandeep, Gonuoor Arvind Kumar, Kalluri Sriharsha, Kasarla Reshita Reddy, M Lakshmi Gayatri, M Sivaprakash Varma, M Vishnuvardhan Reddy, Macharla Akhil, Muppidi Kiran Kumar, Neerudu Jagadesh Mudiraj, P Venkatadurga Tarun, Tallada Upender, Ch. Parameswar, MD Sabirhussain Sheik, P Ridima, B Mahen Sairaj.

Himachal Pradesh High Court asks State Government to file a report by June 16
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked the Himachal State Government to file a status report by June 16 on the Sunday tragic incident.

The High Court’s vacation bench, headed by Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan, said news reports have been registered as PIL after acting Chief Justice M A Mir took cognizance of the report. The bench asked the government to file status report with special reference to the cause of incident, details of steps taken with regard to relief and rescue, place on record instructions regarding procedure to be observed before discharge of water from the barrage/reservoir, details of warning system found installed at the site, including and not restricted to siren, board carrying message of warning, and place on record the steps taken to ensure no re-occurrence of such incident. The court directed the government through Chief Secretary and other respondents to render all possible help to locate and trace the missing students. Justice Chauhan directed to set up helpline number.

Rescue operations are on
The rescue teams could retrieve five dead bodies by Tuesday morning and rescue operations have been intensified at the Pando dam for the rest of 19 students who were still missing. Army, NDRF and Paramilitary personnel are participating in the search operations.

AICC vice president Rahul speaks to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also spoke to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today and asked him to expedite relief and rescue work.
Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken tweets
“RahulG keeping tab on situation in HP. Spoke to CM Himachal to ensure speedy relief and rescue. RahulG said that guilty if any should not be spared. Asked CM to ensure systems to avoid recurrence,” Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken tweeted.

'Eleven students from Ranga Reddy district', says district administration
Ranga Reddy district administration in a press release said that 11 students out of 24 missing are from the district. The release said that three students were from Serilingampally mandal while two each from Malkajgiri and Balanagar, one each from Ghatkesar, Medchal, Hayatnagar and Saroornagar.

CPI seeks inquiry
Communist Party of India Telangana State Council who met on Monday adopted a resolution expressing anguish over the incident and demanded a comprehensive inquiry into the incident. The resolution sought stringent action on those responsible for release of water without proper warning. The National executive member K Narayana expressed condolences to the bereaved families.

Himachal Pradesh Government announces ex-gratia
SIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Government announced an ex-gratia of Rs.1,50,000 to the families of the deceased students’ in Sunday incident. It may be recalled that 24 students from the State were feared to have been dead and all the students are from VNR Vignyan Jyothi College from Hyderabad.

YSRCP MPs demand Rs.20 lakhs ex-gratia
YSRCP MPs YV Subba Reddy, Mithun Reddy and Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy supervised the relief operations at Pando reservoir in Himachal Pradesh. They demanded to intensify the search operations in retrieving the dead bodies as the administration failed even after a lapse of 40 hours of operations. The MPs demanded payment of Rs.20 lakhs to the families of those killed in the incident.

AP Chief Minister Naidu announces ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakhs
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced an ex-gratia of Rs.5 lakhs to the families of those died in Sunday incident.

One more dead body retrieved
On Tuesday the rescue teams could retrieve another dead body and it is yet to be identified.

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