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Army jawan drowned, 5 others rescued in flash flood in Ambala district

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An Army jawan drowned while five other military personnel, who were washed away in a flash flood in Begna river near Brargarh village last night in this district of Haryana, were rescued early this morning. 

The incident occurred when an advance team of an Army unit with two vehicles, a heavy truck and a jeep, had reached Baragaon open grounds at around 2130 hrs. Both the vehicles were parked on
the bank of Begna river passing near the village.

Following heavy rains in the mountains, the river was flooded and started overflowing the banks at around 0330 hrs.

Both Army vehicles were washed away with six jawans sleeping in them. There was no clue about the jawans till the water started receding.

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The Army troops, who had reached there on receiving information, started a search and rescued five jawans from drowning while the sixth was found drowned near village Banaundi.

His body was recovered by the Army divers and was taken to Military hospital. The five injured jawans were also rushed to the hospital for treatment.

It was learnt that the Army unit had sent the advance party to instal the tents and other paraphernalia for a military exercise which is held in the sprawling ground as a routine matter.

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