Army jawan drowns in river Chenab

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Jammu, Nov 12 (UNI) An army jawan was swayed by the fast currents of river Chenab while he was taking bath at Hamirpur in bordering Akhnoor sector here, a Defence Ministry spokesman today said.

The jawan, identified as Satnam Singh of 14 Sikh Light Infantry, was reportedly taking bath on the bank of the river yesterday when he went a few steps ahead and was overpowered by water currents, the spokesman said.

Searches for his body were going on, he added.

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