A five-year boy drowned in the Mangdechhu at Bjeezam, Trongsa yesterday morning. Bjeezam is seven kilometers towards Wangduephodrang from Trongsa town.

The boy with his three-year old brother and a five-year friend was playing near the river when he slipped into the water. Police report states that the body was washed around 100 meters downstream.

No foul play was suspected.

Residents near the incident area said the friend of the boy who is verbally challenged informed them about the mishap. They rushed to the site and found the body struck on a stone at the river.

The boy’s father who works as a labourer in a private company was at work when the incident occurred.

Staff reporter