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Driver dies as flashflood wash away truck in Rajouri, helper still untraced

Driver dies as flashflood wash away truck in Rajouri, helper still untraced
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Srinagar, Jul 8: A tipper driver was retrieved dead with his helper still untraced after flash floods swept them away along their vehicle in Rajouri in Darhalli Nallah in Rajouri district on intervening Thursday and Friday night, officials said.

They said that two persons Sajad Ahmed son of Mohammad Aslam and Abrar Ahmed son of Jamal Din, both residents of Soker Kotranka were washed away in Dharhali Nala while loading sand in their tipper. “It happened that during the loading, the water level suddenly increased in nallah, which led to the incident”, they said.

“Soon after, a joint rescue operation by police, SDRF and army was initiated to trace the missing persons and so far the body of driver was retrieved from the nallah”, they said adding the helper was still untraced with the joint team intensifying operation to locate him.

SSP Rajouri Mohammad Aslam confirming the incident said that the operation is on to trace the missing person. (GNS)


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