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Rajasthan: Rescue operations on to trace missing officer

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Rescue operations were underway for the second day today to locate the body of Sub Divisional Officer Rameshwar Meena whose official jeep was swept away while crossing a bridge over a swollen river.

"More than 50 people of rescue teams with boats and divers are engaged in rescue operations but the body cannot be found," SHO Kalinjara Police Station Ravindra Singh said.

"The river is swift and it is most likely that the body has been swept far away," Singh said.

He said locals were also assisting in rescue operations.

Meena was going to Kushalgarh from Banswara in the jeep along with his driver when the there was an increase in flow of the water and the vehicle was swept away.

The driver was rescued after a distance of nearly a kilometer.

Meena was 59 years old and was due to retire in a few months.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 16:22 IST