Teenager rescued, 3 killed in Jammu

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Jammu, Nov 7 (UNI) A teenager who was trapped in river Chenab was rescued while three people were killed in different incidents in Jammu region for the last 24 hours, police reports here said today.

''A 13-yr old student was rescued by the police, who got trapped while crossing the river Chenab near Chanderkote in tehsil Banihal of Ramban district yesterday,'' sources told UNI.

Police said the gate of Baglihar Dam suddenly got open and the teenager was caught in the heavy flow of water.

''Police parties and the locals rushed to the spot and started the rescue operation and saved the boy identified as Rakesh Singh, resident of Duksan Dandrath in Ramban,'' police added.

Three people were meanwhile, killed in separate road mishaps at different places in Jammu division.

''A motorcyclist was killed when his vehicle skidded off the road last night at Magar Khad in Kathua district,'' police said.

The injured motorcyclist identified as Rohit Kumar, resident of Shahpur Kandi, Punjab, was immediately rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him as brought dead.

In another road accident, a youth was crushed to death when he was hit by a speedily driver load carrier at Ramgarh area of Samba district.

The deceased had been identified as Gurmeet Singh resident of Karyalian.

However, one Raj Kumar, resident of village Chowala in bordering R S Pura was injured when hit by a vehicle near Indra Naga.

''The injured was shifted to the Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu where he succumbed later,'' police added.


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