Jammu & Kashmir

2-year-old drowns in north Kashmir’s Bandipora

Community Health Centre Sumbal, Bandipora, in north Kashmir.

Bandipora: A 2-year-old girl drowned to death in an irrigation canal in Ankhulu village of Sumbal north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that the girl identified as Janat Zehra, daughter of Javid Ahmed Dar of Sumbal village drowned in an irrigation canal.

“Shortly after the incident, a rescue operation was launched and locals took the girl to Community Health Centre Sumbal where she was declared dead,” he said.

He said after completing medico-legal formalities, the body was handed over to her family for last rites.

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