Passenger vehicle drowns in Chenab

A passenger vehicle plunged into Chenab River near Ramban town in this hilly district on Thursday.

An official said that the ill-fated vehicle was heading towards Jammu from Srinagar.

“The number of passengers is not known. The vehicle along with the passengers on board has drowned, ” said an official.

 He said the rescue operation has been launched by different agencies, including Police, SDRF, Quick Reaction Team and locals. “Efforts are on to trace the bodies or the survivors,” the official added.