Seven marooned soldiers rescued in Kashmir

Army_Rescue_OPeration_Going_on_at_Panthachowk_Area (1)Srinagar: Seven of the nine soldiers who were trapped by flood waters after their boat capsized in Kashmir Saturday have been rescued, police said. An operation is on to rescue the remaining two.

The incident took place in Pulwama district, 30 km from here.

“A boat carrying nine soldiers capsized Saturday morning in Kakapora area,” a police officer said.

“The soldiers are marooned on a piece of land they managed to reach after their boat capsized. All of them are highly trained swimmers,” the officer said.

“Seven of them have been rescued. An operation is on to rescue the remaining two,” the officer added.

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