After hectic efforts over four days NDRF men successfully fished out the dead body of driver and retrieved the truck from river Chenab.
The truck bearing registration number JK01P-0417 en route to Srinagar had fallen into river Chenab at Duggipilli near Jaswal bridge on Jammu Srinagar National Highway on May 12.
The helper of the truck was rescued by police in serious condition from the embankment of river on the same day. However the driver of the truck identified as Mohammad Shafi son of Gulam Mohammad resident of Qaziqund district Anantnag could not be located as he had been trapped in the driver’s cabin of the truck.
Initially police with the help of local volunteers started rescue operation but they could not pull the truck out. The district administration later sought the help of divers from army.
Finally a team of NDRF jawans stationed at Srinagar and New Delhi was summoned to the spot. A pair of recovery cranes was pressed into service for toe chaining the truck.