"The students - from V.N.R. Vignan Jyothi Engineering College - were on an excursion and were getting themselves photographed on the banks of the river when they were reportedly washed away as the flow in the river suddenly increased, Mandi Deputy Commissioner Devesh Kumar told IANS."
Shimla, June 8 - At least 24 students of an engineering college in Hyderabad were reported missing Sunday after strong currents in the mighty Beas river in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district washed them away, an official said.

The students - from V.N.R. Vignan Jyothi Engineering College - were on an excursion and were getting themselves photographed on the banks of the river when they were reportedly washed away as the flow in the river suddenly increased, Mandi Deputy Commissioner Devesh Kumar told IANS.

A rescue operation was on but no body had yet been fished out. The incident occurred around 7 p.m.


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