Two persons are feared dead after they slipped into a well while cleaning it in Chalgund village of Hatmat Pora Hyhama in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Thursday.

Official sources told local news agency GNS that two persons, Ghulam Nabi Khan (35) and Ghulam Mohi-udin Ganai (50), went inside the well, located in Ganie Mohalla, to clean it.

However they slipped Subsequently locals besides teams from SDRF and police rushed to the spot and started a massive rescue operation.

Station House Officer of the concerned police station said that efforts are underway to retrieve them.