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2 feared drowned in Arunachal


ITANAGAR, June 19 - In a tragic incident, two persons are feared drowned in Subansiri river at Dollungmukh near Assam-Arunachal border on Saturday.

The mishap occurred when a group of five persons, who had gone for hunting, were returning from the jungle on a raft made of banana trees. When they approached a tunnel, all of them jumped off the raft fearing that it might take them into the tunnel. But only three of them managed to swim to safety while the remaining two � Binod Bini and Tajar Biku � went untraceable.

Lower Subansiri DC Kemo Lollen, who is camping at Dollungmukh in connection with a road project, is closely monitoring the search operations led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Tab Techi.

Locals and paramilitary forces have also been pressed into the search operations. Till filing of this report, both of remain untraceable. The search operation will resume tomorrow, official sources said here.

Meanwhile, a report from Namsai said that the body of 24-year-old boy Chow Pomseng Khamhoo, drowned in Noa-Dihing river, was fished out from the river on June 16 last. The boy was drowned on June 14 when he along with his friends had gone to Noa-Dihing bridge point for a get-together, according to police.

His body was retrieved by NDRF personnel with the help of local swimmers.

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