Rescue workers on the banks of the Beas river in Kullu valley
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India students swept away by dam surge in Himachal Pradesh

A search has resumed for some 24 students who have been swept away by a sudden surge of water in India's Himachal Pradesh state, officials say.

Senior official Devesh Kumar told BBC Hindi that three bodies had been discovered from the Beas river in Kullu valley where the incident happened,

The surge was a result of water being released from an upstream dam, he said.

Andrew North reports.

  • 09 Jun 2014