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POONCH — Two army soldiers drowned in a river in Surankote in this district on Saturday.

Official sources told the news agency GNS that two soldiers went missing while crossing a river near Dogra Surankote.

Soon after the information, the army and police launched a rescue operation. The body of one of them, Naib Subedar Kuldip Singh was recovered while searches for another were going on.

When contacted, DySP PC Surankote Hamid Ali Bandey confirmed the recovery of one body and said that a rescue operation to trace another soldier continued till late in the night.

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“The rescue operation would be resumed on Sunday morning,” he added.

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