Sopore: A minor boy has died and another rescued safely after the duo fell into a rivulet in the Sopore area in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday afternoon.

Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Scroll quoted officials as saying that two boys from Mundaji Sopore, who were on their way to a mosque to attend a congregation, slipped into a rivulet, flowing through the area.

With prompt rescue operation, the duo was immediately evacuated from the rivulet.

One Saqib-ul-Khair, retrieved under unconscious condition, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared as brought dead on arrival.

Confirming the death of the boy, a medical official told Kashmir Scroll that the boy had already lost his breath when he was brought to the hospital.