Two soldiers feared drowned in Poonch

JAMMU — Two Army soldiers were feared drowned in a swollen stream in Poonch district on Saturday.

The soldiers were crossing the Dogra nallah at Poshana in Surankote area of the district when they were swept away by flash floods triggered by heavy rains, officials said.

A joint rescue operation by the Army, police and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is on but there was no trace of the soldiers who were swept away by the strong current, they said.

Meanwhile, police vehicles fitted with public address systems went around various parts of the district to advise people to stay away from the water bodies which are in spate following incessant rains since Thursday night. — (PTI)