Srinagar- A tipper driver was retrieved dead with his helper still untraced after flash floods swept them away along their vehicle in Rajouri in Darhalli Nallah in Rajouri district on intervening Thursday and Friday night.

News agency GNS quoting officials that two persons Sajad Ahmed son of Mohd Aslam and Abrar Ahmed son of Jamal Din, both residents of Soker Kotranka were washed away in Dharhali Nala while loading sand in their tipper. “It happened that during the loading, the water level suddenly increased in nallah, which led to the incident”, they said.

“Soon after, a joint rescue operation by police, SDRF and army was initiated to trace the missing persons and so far the body of driver was retrieved from the nallah”, they said adding the helper was still untraced with the joint team intensifying operation to locate him.

SSP Rajouri Mohammad Aslam confirmed the incident and said that the operation is on to trace the missing person.

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