Four bodies recovered from Balimela reservoir

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Hyderabad, Jul 5 (UNI) Fore more bodies of Greyhound policemen, who were killed in the Maoists attacks last week, were retrieved today from Balimela reservoir at the Andhra-Orissa Border (AOB) area, taking the number of bodies retrieved to 23.

Police sources said the two bodies identified were S Ravi Kumar, police constable from Kakinada and G Swaraj Kumar. Two other bodies were yet to be identified.

Search operations were intensified at the reservoir to trace the missing Greyhound personnel. At least 62 policemen were on a boat when it capsized after maoists attacked them.

Additional security forces were deployed at the reservoir in the wake of the intelligence reports that Maoists were again planning to attack the security personnel. Combing operations were intensified in the AOB area.

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