Three tourists rescued from flooded Jhelum River

By: Jalaluddin Mughal

 

Rescue workers in in Muzaffarrabad successfully saved three tourists including two minors stranded in the flooded Jhelum River on Saturday afternoon, officials told.

According to local administration in Muzaffarabad, without and prior notice India released a huge amount of water from the dams constructed on the Jhelum River in occupied areas across the Line of Control (LoC) which raised the river up to flood level.

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Karachi based three tourists, Asshan, 22, Ali Raza, 14 and Fiza, 5 were taking selfie at the bank of river when they stranded in the water after the river flooded suddenly.

According to eyewitness, the local people along with rescue workers saved all three youngsters after an hour-long rescue operation.

According to people living near the bank of river, undulation in the river has become a routine during last couple of years and the water level goes up and down all of sudden which has created trouble for them most of the time.

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