A tourist from Bihar has reportedly got ‘drowned’ in the Lachung river on Monday morning. 

The 20-year-old tourist from Bihar got ‘drowned’ in the river while taking selfie. 

The deceased has been identified as Abhishek Kumar from Bhagalpur district in Bihar. 

The incident occurred at around 7:30 in the morning. 

Meanwhile, the Sikkim police and other concerned authorities have launched an elaborate search operation to trace the missing tourist. 

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Police, Army, ITBP and locals are currently engaged in the search operation. 

The tourist slipped off a rock while taking selfie and was swept away by the strong current of the river. 

The tourist – Abhishek Kumar – had arrived at Sikkim on January 1 with his relatives and friends on Holiday. 

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