2 tourists killed as raft overturns in Beas

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Two tourists were killed and five others sustained injuries when the raft they were riding overturned in the swift-flowing Beas. Deceased have been identified as Lalita Sharma and Suresh Kumar, both from Gaya (Bihar).

These tourists had gone for rafting in the Beas. But when their raft reached the river stretch near Seobagh, it overturned and drowned the two victims in the river. The river guide rescued the five others, but Lalita and Suresh died on the spot. The police has lodged a case and started inquest proceedings.