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SRINAGAR — A minor boy drowned to death in the river Jhelum in Bijbehara area of southern Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

According to the reports of a Srinagar-based news agency, a six-year-old boy identified as Salil Ahmad Dar, son of Latif Ahmad Dar, a resident of Gadhanjipora Bijbehara, drowned in the river in his native area.

They said that the boy was evacuated and shifted to Sub-District Hospital Bijbehara where doctors declared him dead.

Meanwhile, the local police have taken cognizance of the incident and started an investigation.

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