A young man drowned and five went missing during a flash flood in Ghaggar river at Burj Kutia in Haryana’s Panchkula district on Wednesday, police said.

Eight young men, having a party, entered the river and were swept away in the flash flood triggered by heavy rain in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, Panchkula Deputy Commissioner S. S. Phulia said.

The body of one of them was recovered while farmers rescued two others, he said. Five of them are still missing and the district administration has sought the Army’s help to trace them, the Commissioner said. — PTI