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Two brothers drown in Neugal river in HP

Two brothers drowned in Neugal river in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district today, the police said.

Arun Kumar (23) and his brother Sunil Kumar (21), residents of Una district, drowned in the Neugal river near the Balakrupi temple in Kangra's Jaisinghpur town, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Ashwani Sood said.

They had come with their family last night to pay obeisance at the temple, he added.

According to eyewitnesses, Arun started drowning as soon as he entered the river to take a bath.

Alerted by Arun's cries for help, Sunil jumped into the river to help his brother, but he also drowned, the eyewitnesses said.