SRINAGAR: A 20-year-old labourer drowned in river Jhelum while he was extracting sand in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday morning.

An official told the news agency KNO that a group of men were extracting sand from Jhelum in boats at Karnabal Kakapora area of Pulwama on Wednesday.

However, he said that a labourer identified as Irshad Ahmad Sheikh, son of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh of Larow Kakapora slipped and fell into the river.

“Those who were present at the spot jumped into the river to save the labourer.”

The official said that the body of the labourer is yet to be retrieved from the Jehlum and efforts are on to retrieve him.



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