Sand Diggers Body Fished Out  From River Jhelum

SRINAGAR: Body of a 20-year-old labourer who drowned while extracting sand in river Jehlum near Kernabel Kakapora area of south Kashmir Pulwama on Wednesday.

Sand Digger identified as Irshad Ahmad Sheikh son of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh drowned in river Jhelum on Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

Official sources told news agency GNS that the labourer identified as irshad Ahmad Sheikh son of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh was extracting sand when he drowned near Sombura bridge. A number of locals had jumped into the river to save the youth. However, they could only retrieve his body after hectic searches, the sources added.

Meanwhile, the police took the body to the nearby facility for postmortem and it would be handed over to the family for last rites after formalities are completed, they added.

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