Srinagar, Jul 8: According to local news agency (GNS) Major rescue operations are on along power canal in Kangan of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district after an 18-year-old youth slipped into the water body this evening.

Reports reaching GNS said that one Sadaqat Ahmad son of Gulzar Ahmad Tandooli a resident of Kangan slipped into the canal this evening.

As per eyewitnesses, Tandooli part of a group playing cricket, approached the canal to quench his thirst during which he slipped into the water body.

Confirming the incident, SSP Ganderbal Khalil Poswal told GNS that the youth slipped into the nallah this evening and major rescue operations are on along and inside the water body.

“The district administration has pressed in people from the concerned department into the rescue operations”, the official said adding “However as of now no success has been made in this regard.”