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J&K: 2 Soldiers killed in Poonch after being swept away in flash floods; Bodies recovered

Army Personnel Feared Drowned in Poshana River: Naib Subedar Kuldeep Singh and a jawan of the Indian Army were swept away in a sudden flood while crossing a river while patrolling in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. There is a possibility of drowning of both the soldiers of the Indian Army in the swollen stream of Poshana river.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Jammu: Naib Subedar Kuldeep Singh of the Indian Army was washed away in a flash flood while crossing a river during area domination patrol in the remote Poonch area of ​​Jammu and Kashmir. According to the PRO of the Defense Department in Jammu, two army soldiers have been washed away in the Poshana river in Poonch. Their Bodies recovered on Sunday in J&K’s Poonch district

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According to officials, both the soldiers were crossing the Dogra Nala at Poshana in Surankote area when they were swept away in a flash flood caused by heavy rains. Joint efforts by the Army, Police and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are on to trace the jawans who were swept away in the strong current. However, both the jawans have not been traced yet. Police have advised the people of different parts of the district to stay away from all the rivers and drains which are in spate after incessant rains since Thursday night.

Significantly, due to incessant rains and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir, the Amarnath Yatra remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Saturday. Due to this, thousands of pilgrims got stuck at various places of pilgrimage including Jammu. The administration assured the pilgrims that senior officials were monitoring the situation and requested the pilgrims not to panic and follow the instructions issued by the authorities from time to time.

It has been raining heavily in large parts of Jammu and Kashmir since Thursday night. While there has been snowfall in many high altitude areas including the Mahagun Top and the areas around the Amarnath cave temple. Some places recorded record rainfall in a span of 24 hours in July.

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