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Ramban accident: 2 persons dead, rescue operation to resume

M S Nazki

Jammu,Nov 24: A day after a vehicle rolled down into river Chenab in Ramban district, the police on Tuesday said that two persons onboard it have been killed and efforts are ongoing to retrieve their bodies.

The vehicle plunged into the fast flowing water body last night near Mehar area along the Jammu-Srinagar highway and only one of its wheels was visible. Soon a rescue operation was launched. 

SSP Ramban Haseeb-Ul-Rahman who is overseeing the rescue operation, told GNS that efforts are underway to pull out the vehicle and retrieve the bodies. Official sources said that the water body is in spate amid inclement weather. They said the vehicle has been tied with the help of rope with a tree and operation to pull it out will be resumed on Wednesday.   

Asked if the bodies were visible in the vehicle or have been washed away, they said “nothing can be said with surety”. Both of them are said to be locals from the Ramban district. (GNS)


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