Dead body identified as of Sivaprasad Varma recovered
June 19, 2014 - Hyderabad
On Wednesday, a dead body of VNR Vignan Jyothi College student identified as P Venkata Durga Tarun was retrieved by the search operators. Search operations are on for the left over 15 dead bodies. Nearly 600 personnel from Army, Navy, NDRF in 200 boats are searching for the dead bodies in Beas river.
Another body of Sivaprasad Varma recovered:
In the search operations being underway at the Beas River in Himachal Pradesh, another dead body of a student was recovered on Thursday. The body was identified as the student M. Siva Prasad Varma from Miyapur.
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 submitted a report to the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on the incident.
It may be recalled that 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.
Two dead bodies of Asish and Akhil retrieved.
The rescue teams on Thursday retrieved another two dead bodies which were identified as of Asish Manta and Macharla Akhil at Pando reservoir . Close friends of Asish who stays at Chilakalaguda Srinivas Nagar in Secunderabad that he saved two students but was washed away in the flood street waters. The total number of bodies retried went to 12 while three bodies were retrieved on Thursday alone. The operations for the search of the rest are on at the Beas river.
Telangana Government plans to ban industrial tours:
The Telangana State Government is planning to ban industrial tours conducted by Engineering College.Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy said at a press conference that 'We cannot spare the college as it has to take the responsibility for the tragedy. We have found that there were lapses on its part while conducting the tour. They did not entrust a responsible person to lead the students during the tour. The guide they hired in Delhi before going to Himachal Pradesh was not an expert," said Telangana home minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy. However, he said that the government is not looking to shut down the college in view of the future of hundreds of students studying in it.