5-year-old boy slips into river in Poonch, dies

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Poonch, July 13: A 5-year-old boy drowned after slipping into a river at Loran area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday evening.

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Reports reaching GNS said that the boy Yasir Nazir (5) son of Nazir Ahmed of Batalkote (Richanwali) slipped into the river at Loran. The incident occurred when the boy was accompanying his grandmother while returning from a nearby forest area where they had gone for grazing the cattle.

Soon after the incident, the locals and police launched a rescue operation to retrieve the body.

A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that search operation has been launched to recover the body. (GNS)“`

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