Rescue operation launched after two persons trapped in flooded Poonch river

Authorities have launched a rescue operation after two aged men got trapped in a flooded river near Khanetar in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Deputy SP Poonch HQrs, Mudassir Hussain said that an information was received that two persons went for grazing of cattle on the river bank in an area near Khanetar where they got trapped.

“Soon after the information, civil administration officials and police teams alongwith SDRF and locals rushed to the spot and have started a rescue operation,” he said.

Tehsildar Poonch Haveli, Anjum Khattak said that efforts are on to rescue the duo stuck in the middle of the river but continuous rainfall and heavy flow of water poseds a challenge.

On the other hand, seven person have been rescued in Rajouri district in last 24 hours amid heavy rainfall and flash floods.