A 45-year-old man drowned in the river Jhelum in the Seer Jagir area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday late evening.
An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the man identified as Rafiq Ahmed Mir of Drangbal village of Baramulla slipped and drowned in the river while washing his vehicle.
He said that soon after a team of police reached the spot and launched a rescue operation.
The official said that a rescue operation was underway when reports last came in. (KNO)