Teenager drowns in Poonch, Police launches rescue operation


Hours after the body of a five-year-old boy was retrieved from a river in Batalkote Poonch after five days, another teenager from Drungli area of the district drowned this afternoon.

Teenager drowns in Poonch, rescue operation  launched on July 17, 2019

A 13-year-old youth identified as Nazakat Hussain, son of Khadim Hussain, a resident of district’s Nangli village had gone to take a bath in the river when the incident took place, media reports said.

Meanwhile, police have rushed on the spot to rescue the said person.

Earlier in a day, some nomads spotted the body of a minor identified as Yasir Nazir in the river and informed the police. A police team immediately reached on the spot and retrieved the body from the river.

Yasir had slipped into the river at Loran on July 13 when he was accompanying his grandmother as they were returning from a nearby forest area after grazing cattle.


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