Soaring mercury: two boys drowned

Tahir Bhat

SRINAGAR: The soaring mercury has gradually started taking an indirect toll. Boys enjoying summer holidays go for bathing in major streams and not return home. Sunday witnessed tow such deaths.

A 10-year-old boy drowned in Jehlum in central Kashmir’s Maloora area Sunday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Sahil son of Abdul Hamid Parray, a resident of  Gulshanpora Maloora. Sahil drowned while taking bath in the river that passes through his village.

SHO Police Station Parimpora told Kashmir Life that the rescue operation was going on to fished out Sahil’s body.

Earlier, a  15 year old boy drowned to death in Devar Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district while he was taking bath in a local pond.

Locals Identified deceased as Towseef Ahmad Najar, son of Muhammad Yousuf Najar, resident of Devar.

SHO police station Lalpora told Kashmir Life that Towseef’s body was fished out from the pond and rushed to nearest hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

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