One swept away in Tanahun

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TANAHUN — A boy went missing after being swept away by the river water at the confluence of Madi and Seti rivers in the district today, while his friend was rescued alive, the police said.

The missing has been identified as Chiranjibi Poudel, 14, a ninth grader at Maharshi Bedbas Sanskrit Secondary School in Tanahun. Poudel is a permanent resident of neighbouring district Baglung and was living in the district for his studies.

Abishek Aryal who was also washed away alongside Poudel was rescued alive by the police with the help of the locals, said Inspector Bijayaraj Pandit. Aryal is tenth grader at the same school.

He was receiving treatment at Damauli-based hospital, and recovering, Pandit said, adding that the incident occurred while the two were taking a bath.