Kupwara, Dec 26 (GNS): Bodies of both the teenage boys fallen into a storage tank in Dardpora Kralpora in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district have been retrieved a few hours into a joint rescue operation launched by locals, police and army at the site.
As reported two boys namely Amir Mohuiddin Khawaja son of Ghulam Mohuiddin Khawaja and Faheem Iqbal Khawaja son of Mohammad Iqbal Khawaja – residents of Maidan Pati Dardpora Kralpora (B), had fallen into a storage tank after they apparently went to fetch a cricket ball from the water source.
A rescue operation was subsequently launched by locals, later assisted by police and army to retrieve the bodies. After a few hours of hectic efforts amid prevailing inclement weather conditions, the bodies were retrieved in succession.
A police official confirming the retrieval of bodies told GNS that bodies were being handed over to the families for last rites.
A pall of gloom has descended over the area on the tragic death of the teenage duo. (GNS)