Trooper on patrol swept away by river in Arunachal

Trooper on patrol swept away by river in Arunachal

A sub-officer of the border guarding force SSB is feared "drowned" after being swept away by strong currents in a river during a patrol in the forward areas of Arunachal Pradesh, a force spokesperson said on Thursday.

He said Sub-Inspector Y C Thrilongkya Sangtam of the 38th battalion of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) "drowned" in the Tawang-Chu river on Tuesday.

Search operations are on to find him, he said.

Sangtam, posted at the force unit in Tawang, and other personnel were on a patrolling task along the India-Bhutan border. The incident took place when they were crossing the river, the spokesperson said.

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