Hyperbad, Beas tragedy: Two bodies found, unmanned aerial vehicle search on

Search_op_in_beas_river_360Hyderabad: An unmanned aerial vehicle deployed by the National Disaster Management Authority searched 16 km of the Beas river on Thursday, from the site of the drowning of the students to Pandoh dam in Mandi, in Himachal Pradesh.

The UAV took photographs of the area which will be analysed to see if they can indicate the bodies of the missing students. Rescue teams retrieved two bodies stuck under boulders on Thursday.

The search for a group of Hyderabad engineering students washed away in the Beas river near here is not only massive in scale involving some 550 rescuers, but first of its kind in a treacherous terrain, strong current, and low visibility in churned up silt, a senior official said.

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