SURUNGA: An elderly man died after being swept away by a river in Jhapa on Friday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Sher Bahadur Rai (65) of Saniarjun Muncipality-3, Jhapa.

According to the Area Police Office, Birtamod, the incident occurred while he had gone to fetch firewood.

DSP Prajwal Maharjhan said that the body was found near the Biring Bridge along the East-West Highway this afternoon