Two young women drown in north Kashmir's Tangmarg, two others rescued

The identity of the persons, who reportedly were on a picnic in the area is being ascertained.
Two young women drown in north Kashmir's Tangmarg, two others rescued
Bodies of the deceased women are being shifted to an ambulance.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, July 14: Two young women drowned while another one besides a youth were rescued in Drang area of Tangmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday.

News agency GNS while quoting official sources reported that the women and the youth apparently were on a picnic in Ferozpur-Nalla near Dreng and when they were taken away by the fast flowing stream.

Soon a rescue was launched by locals and police, they said.

Two young women— aged about 21-22 years—were found dead while two others persons, one of them a woman and another a youth—were rescued and immediately removed to Sub District Hospital Tangmarg.

Later the duo was shifted to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment, block medical officer told GNS. The identity of those who drowned as well as that of the rescued duo was being ascertained by the official when this report was filed.

A police officer confirming the incident told GNS the persons had come to Dreng, apparently on day picnic and were enjoying in fast flowing stream when they were swept away by the water.

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