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Baisakhi turns tragic: 2 died of drowning in river Beas, 3 missing

Two youngsters died and three were feared drowned in Beas river on Wednesday in Wazir Bhullar village of Amritsar district.

punjab Updated: Apr 16, 2016 22:50 IST
HT Correspondent

Two youngsters died and three were feared drowned in Beas river on Wednesday in Wazir Bhullar village of Amritsar district.

A mela was organised near the river on the eve of Baisakhi. Nine youths, aged between 17-24 years, went to take a bath in the river in the afternoon. Their friend Jaswinder Singh warned them of the depth but they did not listen to him.

While they started drowning, Jaswinder rescued four of them. They were out of danger. However, he fished out two dead bodies while three were still missing till the filing of this report.