Youth drowns in water reservoir

SRINAGAR: A 20-year-old youth drowned in a water reservoir in Shaldraman area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday evening.

Quoting reports, news agency GNS reported that the youth who was part of a group had gone to the reservoir for bathing when the mishap took place.

Soon after, teams of SDRF and police joined by locals launched a rescue operation to trace the youth.

A police official identifying the drowned youth as Imtiyaz Ahmad, a resident of Tral Payeen a police official said that efforts are on to trace the youth. “However no success has been made in this regard so far”, the official said.

Hinting that the youth may have died in the mishap, the official said that “It may take us some time to retrieve the body given the depth of the water reservoir.”


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