Five men go missing while taking bath in river

Kozhikode: Five men who were taking bath in a river near Kuttiyadi, about 50 kms from here, went missing following flash floods, police said.

They were part of a nine-member group who had gone for bathing in the river at Pasukkadavu near a forest zone, they said.

All the nine, hailing from Koothode in the district, were washed off in the flash floods following heavy rains.

While four of them have been rescued, police and Fire and Rescue Service personnel are searching for the missing persons, they said.