Floodwater consumes father, son

KUMARHATTI: Two person lost their lives when they were swept past by the sharp current of water in Kawach khud caused by the heavy rain in upstream area near Ram Shehr about 30-km from Subathu late last evening. Devi Ram (73) and his son, Deep Ram (24) who hailed from a village near Ram Shehr reportedly did not pay any heed to villagers advice standing on the one bank of river to not to cross the khud.

The father and son tried to cross the khud despite the increasing water. According to information available, the vigorous current of water consumed father and son within seconds who could not even manage to cry for help. The helpless villagers remained mere spectators to the incidents as they themselves could not do anything to save the father and son due to an unprecedented flow of water in khud. Their bodies haven’t been traced yet. They were on their way to Panchkula.

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