Panic gripped the township here when 21-year-old Tazeema Akhtar, a resident of Poonch, slipped into the gushing waters of Nallah Ferozpora at 11 am on Thursday and was washed away.
Sources said that Akhtar wife of Mohammad Ismail Chohan had gone near the nallah at Drung, three kilometers from Tangmarg, to drink water from it.
“She suddenly slipped into the nallah and was washed away by its gushing waters,” they said, adding that though the people present unsuccessfully tried to save her.
Later, Tangmarg police with the help of locals retrieved the body of the woman from the nallah.
The body was taken to sub-district hospital Tangmarg where the doctors declared her dead on arrival, the locals said.
The body was handed over to the family by the police after conducting legal formalities.