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Ludhiana: 5 youths drown in Sutlej river while bathing, search operation continues

Written by  Annesha Barua -- June 10th 2024 09:08 AM -- Updated: June 10th 2024 04:03 PM
Ludhiana: 5 youths drown in Sutlej river while bathing, search operation continues

Ludhiana: 5 youths drown in Sutlej river while bathing, search operation continues

PTC News Desk: In a heartbreaking incident has emerged from Ludhiana, as what was meant to be a relief from the heat turned into a tragedy. Near Kasabad village, seven friends went to the riverbank of the Sutlej River to bathe and cool off. However, the strong currents of the river proved disastrous, sweeping away four of the youths.

Details indicate that four friends drowned in the Sutlej River, though the exact reasons for their drowning are still unclear. The two surviving friends recounted their desperate efforts to save their companions but were unable to do so. They immediately alerted the village, and upon receiving the information, the police promptly arrived at the scene.


Currently, police, along with teams of divers, are conducting search operations to locate the missing youths. Preliminary information has identified two of the victims as Sameer Khan and Shahbaj Ansari. The families of the drowned youths are devastated, struggling to cope with the sudden loss.

The youths have been identified as Sameer Khan, Misaul, Zaheer, and Shahbaz Ansari. The tragic drowning has plunged their families into distress. All four youths were aged between 18 and 20 years.

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It has been revealed that the group arrived at the site on Sunday around 4 pm to enjoy a holiday bath. After parking their motorcycles, they headed to the river for a swim. Unfortunately, as they ventured into deeper waters, they were ensnared by the swift currents. Nearby individuals heard their cries and managed to rescue two of them, but the other four were swept away by the forceful current.

Police, aided by diver teams, are tirelessly conducting search operations to locate the missing youths.

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- With inputs from agencies

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