The missing students were part of sightseeing group from the VNR Vignan Jyothi Engineering College in Hyderabad. (Seen here in a picture taken just before the mishap)
Mandi, Himachal Pradesh: A fifth student's body was discovered by rescuers this morning who are searching the River Beas in Mandi where 24 students were washed away after water was released from a dam, allegedly without warning.
Here are the latest developments:
The Himachal Pradesh High Court has intervened and asked the state government to file a report by Monday on its investigation into the tragedy.
"Going by the content of news items, it is a sad tale that sheer fun of young students turned fatal as a consequence of utter and callous negligence of power project authorities," said a judge.
The court said that "In case the water was discharged without any warning as alleged, then prima facie it is established that it is not only a case of callousness but a case of grave negligence."
A group of nearly 50 engineering students were travelling on buses to the tourist hill station of Manali when they stopped in the Kullu Valley, some 200 kilometres (130 miles) from state capital Shimla.