Two Boys Drown in Bandipora- One Rescued, One Dead

July 24

Sajad Hameed

Two boy drowned while another was saved by the locals after they slipped into river Jhelum in Shilwat area of Sumbal in Bandipora district on Wednesday.

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Eye witnesses told The Kashmiriyat that two boys drowned in river Jhelum after they slipped into river Jhelum.

Following the incident a rescue operation was launched by local volunteers and police to retrieved their bodies. “But only one boy rescued so for,” the locals told The Kashmiriyat.

A senoir police officer told The Kashmiriyat that the two minor boys as identified as Mohammad Kafeel (08) and Mohammad Shafiq (14) both residents of Kalakote Rajouri area of Jammu slipped into the river while they were playing on its banks.

“Kafeel was saved by timely intervention of the locals and police while Shafiq is still missing,” the official told The Kashmiriyat. He said  the search for another drowned boy is still underway.

It is pertinently mention here that this is the fourth such incident in the area earlier last week two boys were also drowned to death while taking bath in same river.