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Shimla, Jun 25: Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the parents of 24 Hyderabad engineering college students who were washed away in Beas river at Thalot in Mandi district on June 8. Also Read - Another HC judge recuses from hearing plea of Virbhadra Singh, his wife in DA case

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan directed that the Larji Project authorities and management of VNR Vignana Jyothi College would bear the cost of compensation in 50:50 ratio. Also Read - Himachal HC asks HRTC to look into lawyer's complaint on tendering of e-buses