21-month-old child critical after drowning in stream in Mawar Handwara
Handwara, May 31: A 21-month-old child was referred to District Hospital Handwara in critical conditions after drowning in a stream at Mawar in Handwara area on Monday afternoon.
Reports reaching said that the family was caught unawares about the minor having fallen into the stream, presumably for nearly half an hour, before it being retrieved from the water body by locals.
Identified as 21-month-old Hurair Ahmad Qureshi son of Parvez Ahmad Qureshi from Audoora Mawar, the minor was evacuated to NTPHC Qalamabad, wherefrom doctors referred him to District Hospital Handwara in critical conditions.
It has been in the meantime learnt that the conditions of the child continue remain critical – on filing of this report. (GNS)