At least 20 students of an engineering college in Hyderabad are feared to have been washed away in the Beas river near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.

The incident occurred on Sunday evening when the students, who were on their way to Manali, stopped at the river side to click pictures.

There was a sudden release of water from the Largi dam in which the students, including six girls, are feared to have been swept away. - Agencies

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