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Elderly man drowns to death in river Jhelum in Hajin

Bandipora, July 15: An 80-year-old man drowned to death into river Jhelum in Hajin area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district while performing ablution on Thursday morning.

Local sources told new agency that a man identified as Ghulam Mohammad (80) son of Abdul Rehman, a resident of Banger-Mohalla area of Hajin slipped into river Jhelum and drowned while he was performing ablution for prayers.

They said that soon after the incident, locals and a police party from Hajin police station rushed to the spot and immediately started a rescue operation to retrieve the body. The body was retrieved from the Prang area after some fisherman spotted the body in Jhelum.

A police officer also confirmed to news agency that the body of an elderly man has been recovered and said police have taken cognizance of the incident.

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