Zee Media Bureau
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh): Three days after 24 students of VNR Vignana Jyothi College of Engineering were washed away after water from the Larji hydropower project dam was released without warning, a heart-rending video of the unfortunate incident has surfaced.
The video shows students on the river enjoying themselves and taking photographs when suddenly the water level rises, washing them away in the raging waters of the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh.
The video was taken by a shopkeeper. The footage reveals that some locals tried to warn the students, but as they were quite far away their voice could not reach them.
About 60 students and faculty members of the Engineering college were on an excursion to Manali and 25 persons were washed away in flash floods following sudden release of water from reservoir of Larji hydropower project near Thalot on Sunday evening.
The bodies of four victims, including three girls, were brought to Hyderabad by a defence aircraft in the early hours of Tuesday and handed over to their relatives.
Heart rending scenes were witnessed as the parents of the victims arrived at Begumpet airport. A large number of relatives and friends of the victims gathered to receive the bodies that the aircraft brought from Delhi.
Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy has been camping in Mandi to monitor rescue and relief work.
The shocking video has been released by AmarUjala.com and Zee Media does not authenticate the genuineness of the video.