School boy drowns in Kangan canal

Sheikh Anees

Ganderbal: A teenage student drowned in a canal in Kangan area of this central Kashmir district this afternoon.

14-year-old Sadat Hussain, an eighth standard student of Tiny Hearts School was playing with his friends at the Eco Park Kichpora here this afternoon when he slipped into the canal.

Soon after the incident, police and locals started operation to rescue the boy from the gushing waters. However, after hours of hectic efforts, the body was retrieved at some distance from the spot.

A police official told Kashmir Reader that Sadat and other students were on picnic when he fell into the canal.