Jammu & Kashmir

Three girls drown in Pohru River in Kupwara; 2 rescued, search for another on

Pohru River in north Kashmir.

Kupwara: Two minor girls were rescued and operation to rescue the third one is underway after the they drowned in river Pohru in Jaggerpora village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district this afternoon, officials said.

They told GNS that three minors drowned after they tried to retrieve slippers’ of one of the girls, which fell into the river while they were walking on the bridge built over the river.

“Soon after the news spread, the locals and police launched a joint operation which yielded safe retrieval of two minor girls”, they said adding “one girl is still untraceable as of now.”

“The rescue operation is being intensified to find the missing girl”, they said.

“The two girls rescued safely in the incident are said to be belonging to Mughalpora Nagri while the missing girl is believed to be from Muqam-i-Shahwali Drugmulla,” they further said.

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