Uttarakhand: Five teenagers drowned in Saryu river

Pithoragarh, Jun 9 (PTI) Five teenagers aged 15-16 drowned while taking a bath in the Saryu river on Wednesday near Ganai Gangoli in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.

Gangolihat Sub-Collector BS Fonia said that with the help of the villagers, the policemen pulled out all the bodies from the river.

He said that all the teenagers had stopped to take a bath in the river on their way back from a procession and they did not realize that due to the recent rains, there was more water in the river.

Phoenia told that they all got swept away and drowned in the strong current of the river.

The deceased Kishore is a resident of Kona Dhauliya village and has been identified as Ravindra Kumar (16), Salil Kumar (15), Mohit (16), Ramesh (15) and Piyush (15), he said.

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