Three local tourists have drowned in the Kherlen River in the Khentii Province of northern Mongolia. According to the National Emergency Management Agency, two men and a woman fell into river on 26 June around 7.00 p.m while travelling with group of 12 in Khentii.
Their bodies were retrieved 6 km from the spot where they fell into the water. NEMA officers found the 20-year-old woman’s corpse on 29 June, that of the 31-year-old man on 30 July and the 32-year-old on 1 July.
Recently, all Mongolia’s major rivers have swollen by 10-50 cm after heavy rains last week. There has been extensive flooding. Khentii has been badly hit.