Meghalaya : Two youths drown in Lyngksiar river near Cherrapunjee

Shillong (Meghalaya) , Oct 5 : Two youths were drowned while jumping off a small cliff in a river in scenic Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, reported PTI.

The incident took place at sunset on Sunday when a group of friends the crystal clear waters of Lyngksiar River, around 5 km from Cherrapunjee , the Civil Sub Division, the report said.

25 year-old Harsh Mohta of West Bengal had taken the plunge from the small cliff about 10 feet tall and he was seen struggling to swim, the report quoted District SP (City) S Rynjah saying.

Vivek Dhar, a local boy also 25 year-old, ran off the cliff trying to save Harsh and in the process both got drowned. the report said.

Both the bodies were fished out by about 8 pm last night.

According to the report, Vivek had first taken the plunge earlier to demonstrate how to jump into the crystal blue river Harsh then got excited and followed.

A group of five friends were on a sight seeing tour to Cherrapunjee after witnessing a musical fest at Jowai in West Jaintia Hills district of the state.

Image : Representational.

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