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Engineer washed away in J&K flash flood

chandigarh Updated: Aug 09, 2012 16:01 IST
HT Correspondent

An engineer working at Baghliar hydro electric project in district Ramban of Jammu region was washed away in a flash flood.

The engineer Rahul Kumar Singh, 35, along with his driver Ram Gopal Patel, 45, was on his way back to home from dam site near Chanderkote.

After reaching near Ganjpat, their vehicle was hit by a heavy flash flood and it fell into river Chenab.

"The intensity of the flash flood was such that it took the vehicle along. The driver somehow managed to jump out and saved himself but the engineer along with the vehicle fell into the river," said Anil Magotra, superintendent of police Ramban.

Singh, a mechanical engineer from Uttar Pradesh was working in the state owned Baghliar power project where his father Vijay Pratap Singh is also working as a supervisor.

The incident took place at around 6 pm on Tuesday and since then the search operation has been launched but so far no progress has been made.

Soon after getting the news, officials of power project reached the spot and started search operation along with police officials and locals but after two days of efforts, the body of engineer has not been found.

An eye witness, tipper driver who was also working on the same road said, "Everything happened in a moment. The driver jumped out of the vehicle and managed to hold a rock which saved him."

Police recovered the driver from the area in a critical condition and admitted him to a district hospital in Ramban, where his situation is said to be stable.