BANDIPORA — A boy drowned while another was saved by locals after they slipped into Wular Lake in Laharwapora village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday morning.
Officials said that two boys identified as Waseem Ahmad Malla (24) son of Abdul Khaliq and Bilal Ahmad Dar (19) son of Abdul Aziz Dar, both residents of Laharwapora Bandipora, slipped into the river. They had come for sand extraction at around 6:00 AM in the morning.
Soon after the incident, a rescue operation was started by local volunteers in the area. “Bilal was saved by the timely intervention of the local volunteers while Waseem is still missing,” sources said.
The official said that a rescue operation is underway to locate the missing boy from Wular Lake.