Two boys drowned in River Jehlum in Shahtulpora area of Sumbal in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Tuesday.
An official said the two boys aged 12 and 10 drowned in theriver while taking a bath.
He said that soon after the incident a rescue operation waslaunched by locals, SDRF and police to retrieved their bodies.
"The bodies were retrieved after strenuous efforts by locals,SDRF and local police. The bodies have been handed over to their families forlast rites," he said.
The deceased have been identified as Azaan Hussain Waza (12)son of Mohammad Abaas Waza and Gazi Hussain Dar (10) son of Shabir Ahmad Dar,both resident of Shahtulpora Sumbal.