5 drowned as vehicle fells in Satluj in Kinnaur

Shimla: Five persons were drowned after a utility van in which they were travelling plunged into river Satluj near Urni Dhank in Kinnaur district today. The accident took place when the vehicle was on its way from Tapri to Chouring, police said.

The victims, all hailing from Kinnaur district, were swept away by strong currents of Sutlej and were yet to be traced.

A massive search operation has been launched to trace the bodies, police said.

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