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24 students drowned in River Beas on Manali-Kiratpur Highway

Jun 9, 2014 18:18 IST

River Beas on Manali-Kiratpur Highway: 24 engineering students drowned
24 engineering students of Vigyan Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology of Hyderabad were drowned in Beas River in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on 8 June 2014.


The students including 18 boys and 6 girls were swept away while taking photographs near Thalot on Manali-Kiratpur Highway that is 40 km from Manali. The incident happened after water-level rose suddenly due to water released from the reservoir of 126 MW Larji hydropower project. The floodgates of reservoir were opened without any warning.

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