Kishtawar Cloudburst: Body of One Among 19 Missing Persons Found After 70 Days

Kishtwar, Oct 5: 70 days after going missing in a cloud burst, body of a wildlife department employee was recovered from a river in Kishtwar district on Tuesday.

Official sources told GNS that police received information that body of a man was near one km ahead Donagrari Anathnalla River.

Later the body was recovered and identified as Bashir Ahmed (45) son of Rustam Ali Tantray of Hounzer Anathnalla Dachhan. He was employee of wild life department as Guard and was missing during cloud burst at Hounzer Dachhan on intervening night of 27 and 28 July. “Body has been shifted to PHC Dachhan for postmortem and other legal formalities,” a police official said

While seven persons were killed, eight women among 19 persons went missing following the cloudburst and subsequent flash floods in the remote village on 27 and 28 July intervening night. gns

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