Valley News Desk

M S Nazki

Jammu, August 31 (GNS): Eight to nine persons are missing while a policeman was rescued in a critical condition after a tempo vehicle skidded off the road and fell into Chenab River near Mehar in Ramban district on Monday afternoon.

Official sources told GNS that the tempo (JK014D-7929), coming from Udhampur to Ramban, skidded off the road and fell into the fast flowing Chenab near Mehar. A rescue operation was launched immediate by police and locals. A constable identified as Mehraj –ud-Din of Awantipura was rescued in a very critical condition and removed to District hospital Ramban, they said.

SSP Ramban Hasseb -ul -Rehman told GNS that eight to nine persons are said to be missing. Asked whether there could be any policeman among the missing, the SSP, who is supervising the rescue operation, said that “possibly one but details are being confirmed.” (GNS)

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