Guj: Teen drowns, another missing in Tapi river

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Surat, Jul 20 (PTI) A teenager drowned while another boy was missing after they went for a swim in the swollen Tapi river in Gujarat's Surat district on Tuesday, police said.

The incident took place when the victims, both aged 17, along with four other friends went for a picnic near a temple close to the river in Vaghecha village under Bardoli taluka.

The river had swollen following rains in the region.

While their other friends were having food, the two boys jumped into the river for a swim and got swept away, an official from Bardoli police station said.

Their friends raised an alarm and called locals, but in vain. One body was later fished out, while efforts were still on to trace the other boy, he said. PTI COR KA GK GK

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