Srinagar- Two teenage boys died after falling into a storage tank in Dardpora Kralpora in frontier north Kashmir’s Kupwara district this afternoon.
Reports said that two boys namely Amir Mohiuddin Khawaja son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Khawaja and Faheem Iqbal Khawaja son of Mohammad Iqbal Khawaja, residents of Maidan Pati Dardpora Kralpora (B), fell into a storage tank after the duo apparently went to fetch a cricket ball from the water source, according to news agency GNS.
Soon as the news spread, 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 said 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.
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