GOHPUR, April 20:In an unfortunate incident, two youth drowned in the Brahmaputra River in Bihali under Biswanath district of Assam on Friday. According to reports, the two youth had gone near the river to freshen up in the water body.
The duo has been identified as Gautam Borah and Abhijit Saikia. Borah hails from Panjabari in Guwahati while Saikia is a resident of Bahbari in Bihali. However, the bodies of the youth were recovered on Saturday morning.
The bodies were found after a search operation was carried out by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel.
In January, three girls slipped and drowned in Buridihing River at Margherita area in Tinsukia district while they were taking a selfieshot on their phones.
The trio – Elie Tamang, 16, Sujita Chetia, 15, and Shimashri Sonar – had fallen into the water while taking a selfie at Borgolai Jamadarbasti in eastern Assam’s Margherita.
The three girls, who were students of Borgolai Adarsha Hindi High School in Margherita area, had gone to the bank of the river for a picnic along with their friends.