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Pak hands over body of Leh flood victim to India

Pakistan today handed over the unidentified body of a flash flood victim to Indian authorities here.



Leh: Pakistan today handed over the
unidentified body of a flash flood victim to Indian
authorities here.

Official sources said the decomposed body was handed over
to the authorities at a particular point along the LoC in
Kargil sector.

They said Pakistan`s Director General of Military
Operations got in touch with his counterpart here over the
hotline in the morning saying they needed to hand over a body
which they believe was that of an Indian.

The corpse has been brought to Leh for identification.

Sources scotched speculations that the body could belong
to an Army jawan, who might have been washed away in the
flash floods, saying there is no shred of evidence at present
to suggest so.

India had asked Pakistan to keep a look out for anybody
who might have been washed into their territory following the
cloudburst on the intervening night of Aug 5 and 6.

The Army had on August 9 sought the help of Pakistani
authorities to help trace 33 personnel, fearing that they may
have been swept away towards Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

-PTI

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