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Stuck for hours, body of man carried on shoulders by local, police in Poonch

POONCH: The body of a man, who had died in Saudi Arabia, finally reached his home town for burial as police and locals carried the coffin on shoulders up to two kilometres and shifted the same in an ambulance thereafter.

As soon as the news story was that the ambulance carrying body of the man who died in Saudi Arabia had got stuck on the road due to heavy snowfall near BDO office Balakote in this mountainous district, police and civil administration took swift action. First efforts were made to clear the road by employing men and machinery. However, when efforts did not fructify, police and locals took the coffin on shoulders and carried it up to two kilometres where the body was shifted in an ambulance, provided by BMO Mendhar Dr Parvaiz Ahmed Khan, to the man’s hometown.

SSP Poonch Rohit Baskotra told that body has been shifted to the home town after hectic efforts by the police. The locals of the area hailed the timely efforts by the police. (GNS)


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