SAMBA, Sept 18: A youth has been washed away in the flash floods of Basantar river in Samotha village of Sumb a hilly area of Samba district yesterday. The boy went missing on Sunday when he was on way to his home in Village Sarla. As he was crossing the Basantar river near the filtration plant built in Samotha village suddenly due to heavy rains the flow of water in Basantar increased and it is apprehended that he was washed away in the strong current of the flood water.
The missing youth was identified as Sachin Singh, son of Shail Singh. His parents informed the police regarding his disappearance, after which on Monday the police and SDRF launched a search operation to find the missing youth, but so far there was no clue of him. The search operations by Police and SDRF still continue.