Two young Section engineers washed away in Kathua

Kathua, Aug 6: Two young Section Engineers were washed away in flash floods of Beni Nullah in Billawar area on Friday.

The two section engineers worked for a Delhi based construction company and were surveying the work progress at the site of the under construction bridge over Beni nullah in Billawar after the day’s work was over.

According to the Police, the two engineers were occupied in checking the steel and shuttering for the following day’s execution when a sudden increased current of water in the nullah caught the two engineers in the middle of the flash floods.

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The two stuck engineers had even been spotted by the labourers and junior workers, said the police, but the flash floods rendered everyone helpless and both the engineers were washed away by a strong current of water.

The flash floods were caused by the heavy rains in upper reaches of Billawar.

The duo was identified as Raju Shah 29, S/o Prashant Shah of West Bengal and Naresh Gupta, 30 of Delhi.

Billawar police swung into action but no rescue operations could be launched in the night considering the strong current of water.

The higher ups in the administration were also informed about the tragedy by the district administration and authorities have decided to launch the rescue operations by early morning tomorrow. The SDRF has also been informed and asked to join the rescue operations in the morning to fish out the two bodies from the river.

The families of the two engineers were also contacted by the company.

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