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Uri drowning incident: Body of third missing labourer recovered

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Srinagar: The body of a third missing labourer who drowned in River Jhelum in the Uri area last month has been recovered.

An official said that three persons — Shakeel Ahmed Mir, son of  Sad-ullah Mir of Gundzona Rashipora Kupwara; Bilal Ahmed Rashi, son of  Abdul Ahad Rashi of Arizal Budgam; and Mohammad Aslam Chowan, son of  Ghulam Mohiuddin Chowan of Gujjar Nad Chaharpora Shangus Anantnag — fell into the river while dismantling an old bridge at Mohra Gingal.

He said while two bodies were already recovered, the body of Shakeel Ahmed Mir, which had been missing until now has been recovered, news agency Kashmir Scroll reported.

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