Seven youths from Banud (Mohali) Punjab are feared to have drowned in Govind Sagar Lake on Monday.
A police source said, “The incident occurred at about 4 pm when a group of eleven visitors hailing from Banud area of Punjab ventured into the Govind Sagar Lake near Kokla village in Bangana sub division of Una district of Himachal Pradesh.”
As per a report, “One of the visitors went to take a dip in the water but was drowned and six others in their efforts to save their fellow also entered the deep water but did not return. The incident was reported by four youths who had tried to help their companions but returned after gauging the depth of water crying for help.”
The locals and police personnel were looking for the group members. SP Una and SDM Bangana are supervising the search operation and have requisitioned divers from Bhakra Dam. The group members are between 16 to 35 years of age and their identity is being verified by police.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed grief over the incident .
According to latest report all bodies have been brought out by the divers.
Additional Superintendent of Police Parveen Dhiman, said , ” The deceased have been identified as Pawan Kumar (35) son of Surjit, Raman Kumar (19) son of Lal Chand, Labh Singh (17) son of Lal Chand, Lakhbir Singh (16) son of Ramesh Kumar, Arun Kumar (14) son of Ramesh Kumar, Vishal Kumar (18) son of Basu and Shiva Kumar (16) son of Avtar Kumar”.