Kaza: A tourist from Manali died after he drowned in Chandratal lake in tribal district Lahaul-Spiti.

The deceased has been identified as Rahul Thakur (40), resident of Jagatsukh, Manali, district Kullu. The reason behind his fall is not yet known.

A search operation will be launched on Friday morning to recover the body and a post-mortem will be conducted thereafter.

Another tourist from Karnataka was found dead in Kaza. The deceased was identified as Shankar Bhargava (24) son of HP Shiv and resident of Bangalore, Karnataka.

He was brought dead in Community Health Centre (CHC) Kaza on Wednesday night. The cause of his death is yet to be known. Post-mortem of the deceased was conducted today.

Meanwhile, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Kaza Mahinder Singh Pratap has urged the tourists not to venture towards rivers, lakes, ponds or streams unnecessarily.

He said that tourists should prepare themselves physically as well as mentally as per the atmosphere of Lahaul-Spiti. He said that tourists should not put their life at risk and obey all the rules and regulations.

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Navneet Rathore is a Shimla based journalist having two-years of experience in the field of journalism. Navneet is a post-graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and is specialised in crime, education, health, environment, agriculture and Horticulture beats.