Eleven days after 24 engineering students were washed away in the turbulent waters of river Beas, an internal inquiry conducted by Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd (HPSEBL) has given a clean chit to Lajrji hydro-project officials, who had allegedly released more water from the dam without a warning.
The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday announced several measures to prevent the recurrence of incidents like the one happened on Monday in which 24 students from a Hyderabad engineering college were washed away by strong currents of the Beas river.
Rescuers scouring the Beas river where a wall of water washed away 24 engineering students are battling strong rapids and low visibility. A special underwater camera to locate the bodies is also to be deployed.
A case of negligence has been registered against authorities of the Larji Hydropower project even as rescuers Wednesday negotiated through huge boulders and high level of silt to trace 19 missing engineering students.
Rescuers on Wednesday pulled out the sixth body from the Beas river here, two days after 24 students and a tour operator were swept away in strong currents following release of water from the Larji Dam upstream.
hree 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.
Calling it a case of “grave negligence”, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday asked the state government to file a report by June 16 on Sunday`s tragic incident in which at least 24 students were washed away by the flash-floods in the Beas river triggered by sudden release of water from a dam.
Even though a massive search operation is currently underway to find those who were washed away by the flash-floods in Beas river in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, the chances of their survival appeared dim on Monday.