Flash flood in river Ghaggar, one dies, 5 missing

A youth drowned and 5 others went missing in a flash flood in river Ghaggar in Burj Kutia area in Haryana`s Panchkula district on Wednesday, police said.

Chandigarh: A youth drowned and 5 others went missing in a flash flood in river Ghaggar in Burj Kutia area in Haryana`s Panchkula district on Wednesday, police said.
Eight youths, celebrating a party, entered the river and were swept away in the flash flood, triggered by heavy rains in neighbouring Himachal, Panchkula Deputy Commissioner S S Phulia said.

Body of a youth was recovered while farmers rescued two others, he said.

Five youths were still missing and the district administration had sought Army`s help to trace them, the DC said.

PTI

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