Poonch: A teenage boy died and another was rescued after the duo drowned in a river in Mandi in Poonch district on Friday afternoon, officials said.
They said that the two boys identified as Sajad Ahmed, (15) son of Bashir Ahmed and Mohammad Arif Shiekh (17), both residents of Baila drowned in a river while bathing.
As the news spread, army and police reached the site and launched a rescue operation assisted by locals to save the duo. However, one of the two boys was retrieved dead and the other taken to SDH Mandi for immediate medical attention.
Meanwhile, a police official has also confirmed the incident. (GNS)