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Telangana, AP Ministers leave for Himachal following river tragedy

Bonath Shekar Naik shows a portrait of his son Rambabu, one of the 24 students washed away in the Beas river.   | Photo Credit: Mahesh Kumar A.

Telangana Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy and government officials along with a police team on Monday left for Himachal Pradesh in the wake of 25 engineering students from Hyderabad being washed away in the Beas river.

Two teams of NDRF comprising of 45 members each have been dispatched to the mishap site to help local authorities in relief and rescue operations, according to a senior official of NDRF.

Earlier, as the Home Minister reached the airport, some parents of the students tried to gherao him demanding he provide information about their kin. They alleged that the government had not responded properly to the incident despite getting information from Himachal about the mishap.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao directed Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma to be in touch with his counterpart in Himachal Pradesh to expedite rescue operations.

Naidu meets officials

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday held a review meeting over the incident and directed the officials to arrange a special flight upto Chandigarh for taking parents of the students.

Educationist and State Minister P. Narayana, Kambampati Ram Mohan Rao, representative of Andhra Pradesh government, are taking parents of the students, who were washed away by special flight to Chandigarh and from there they will be taken by a special vehicle to Kullu.

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