Body of sixth Beas victim brought to Hyderabad

Hyderabad, June 12 :

The body of one more victim of the Beas river tragedy in Himachal Pradesh reached Hyderabad while rescue teams Thursday fished out two more bodies and continued search for 17 missing students.

himachal tragedyThe body of Sheikh Mohammed Sabir Hussain, which was recovered Wednesday, was flown in Thursday. His parents, looking shell-shocked, accompanied the mortal remains of Hussain.

Relatives and friends of Hussain were present at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here. The body was later shifted to Hussain’s residence in Serilingampally on the city’s outskirts.

Hussain’s father Sheikh Raja is a railway employee. The 22-year-old was among 24 students of V.N.R. Vignana Jyothi College of Engineering swept away in the river Sunday when water was released from a hydroelectric power project.

The bodies of T. Upender of Khammam district and G. Arvind Kumar of Hyderabad were also recovered Thursday. With this the rescue workers have so far recovered eight bodies.

The bodies of the two students were shifted to Delhi and are likely to be flown in here Thursday night.


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