Five tourists from Punjab were washed away in a swollen rivulet in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Sunday, police said. However, a sixth one was rescued by the locals.
Jaswinder Singh, Dheeraj Saini, Makhan Singh, Jagdip Singh and Deepak Saini — all from Hoshiarpur district, were drowned in the Nakehad rivulet, a tributary of the Beas on Dehra-Jawalamukhi road, about 220 km from Shimla, the police said.
According to the police, villagers rushed to the spot seeing them cry for help. They managed to save Arshadeep.
All five bodies have been recovered, it said. A case has been registered.
The region is experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall for the past several days.