In a tragic incident, second in last three months, 7 year old girl drowns in Budgam

Raja Bilal

Srinagar, July 27: In a tragic incident, second in last three months, a 7-year-old girl drowned in nallah Sukhnag of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday evening.

Reports reaching GNS said that the girl identified as Muskan Jan daughter of Bilal Ahmad Lone of Latina in Beerwah, slipped into the nallah while crossing a makeshift bridge over it.

After persistent efforts by locals the body was fished out near Larbal area of the district.

Meanwhile locals on the occassion alleged the administration of playing with their lives.

According to the locals, they have over the time approached district administration on several occassions for construction of a concrete bridge over the nallah but to their dismay nothing has been done yet. They are playing with our lives as this is second incident in the last three months and who knows what is in store for us, they said.

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Urging the Governor-led administration to take their issue into consideration they said that, We hope that Governer will take the issue into consideration to prevent any such tragedy in future. (GNS)