Jammu and Kashmir: Two Indian Army personnel apprehended by the Poshana River’s treacherous currents

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Jammu and Kashmir: Desperate search underway for two Indian Army personnel swept away in Poshana River tragedy

Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a heart-wrenching incident as two brave Indian Army personnel are feared to have drowned in the raging waters of the Poshana River in the Poonch district. The soldiers had embarked on a perilous crossing of the Dogra Nallah at Poshana in the Surankote area, only to be tragically swept away by sudden flash floods triggered by relentless downpours.

As news of the incident spread, a swift and coordinated rescue operation was initiated, involving the combined efforts of the Army, police, and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). However, despite their valiant efforts, the whereabouts of the two soldiers remain unknown, leaving their families and fellow soldiers gripped with worry and anguish.

To ensure public safety, the police issued warnings to residents across the district, urging them to steer clear of swollen water bodies brought on by the incessant rains since Thursday night. The authorities are taking precautionary measures to prevent any further accidents or mishaps.

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In another setback, the Amarnath Yatra, a revered pilgrimage, faced its second consecutive day of suspension due to the unfavorable weather conditions that have blanketed Jammu and Kashmir. The closure of the vital Srinagar-Jammu National Highway prevented new batches of pilgrims from commencing their journey, leaving them stranded in Jammu.

Disturbing videos circulating on social media depict the extent of the damage caused by the heavy rain. One such video captures a section of the road collapsed, while elsewhere, a mudslide near Ramban forced the suspension of traffic in the early hours.

As the search operation continues for the missing soldiers and the region battles the aftermath of torrential rainfall, the prayers and hopes of the nation are directed towards their safe return and the restoration of normalcy in the affected areas.

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