Tourist drowned in Beas River

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Tourist from Kolkata Francis P Minz was drowned in the Beas River near the Bindravani barrier. He was part of a 40-member tourist group from Kolkata.

The group of tourists was on their way from Chandigarh to Manali. The tourists stopped at an eating joint near the barrier for lunch. Deceased along with few other group members went for a dip in the river. Minz advanced into deep waters and was swept away.

The deceased’s body could not be traced so far. An ambulance and a fire brigade were rushed to the spot for rescue.