Body of drowned boy fished out after 24 hours from Jhelum in Sumbal

An official said that the body of Mohammad Shafiq (14) was fished out at around 9:30 am after rescue operation was resumed today morning.
Body of drowned boy fished out after 24 hours from Jhelum in Sumbal

The body of a boy was fished out on Thursday morning, 24hours after he drowned in Jhelum river in Shilvat area of Sumbal in northKashmir's Bandipora district.

An official said that the body of Mohammad Shafiq (14) wasfished out at around 9:30 am after rescue operation was resumed today morning.

"We had to call off the rescue operation late lastnight as divers of Marcos couldn't trace the body. At around 7:30 am today therescue operation was resumed and after strenuous efforts by the divers the bodywas fished out," he said.

He said that the body will be handed over to his familyafter medico-legal formalties.

On Wednesday, two boys had slipped into the river Jhelumnear Shilvat area of Sumbal while playing on its banks.

However, one minor boy Mohammad Kafeel (08) was saved bytimely intervention of locals and police while another boy drowned.

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