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Business News/ News / 6, including 4 children, dead as boat capsizes in Jhelum river in Srinagar, 10 feared missing
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6, including 4 children, dead as boat capsizes in Jhelum river in Srinagar, 10 feared missing

At least four children among six have died after a boat capsized in Jhelum river of Srinagar. Ten others are reportedly missing after the accident

A boat with school children on board has capsized in the River Jhelum in Srinagar (Image used for representation) (AFP)Premium
A boat with school children on board has capsized in the River Jhelum in Srinagar (Image used for representation) (AFP)

At least six persons, including four children, have died after a boat capsized in the Jhelum river on the outskirts of Srinagar city. As many as 10 and some people are feared missing, officials have said.

Muzaffar Zargar, medical superintendent of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar, has informed that six persons have died after a boat capsized in Jhelum river and three are being treated.

The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team has launched the rescue operation. According to the initial reports, as many as 12 children were rescued and are currently receiving medical care at a nearby hospital. Many more are feared missing.

Incessant rains over the last couple of days have led to an increase in the water levels of several water bodies, including Jhelum. The boat which has capsized was ferrying children from Gandbal to Batwara in Srinagar.

On the incident of a boat capsizing in the Jhelum river in the Gandbal Nowgam area of ​​Srinagar, DC Srinagar, Dr Bilal Mohi Ud Din Bhat, said, “At around 7:30 am, a boat capsized. 15 people including 7 minors and 8 adults were aboard. 6 people have lost their lives, 3 people have been admitted to a hospital and 3 others are in their homes."

“Rescue operations are underway here by NDRF, SDRF and Army teams to rescue the remaining three people," he said.

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Published: 16 Apr 2024, 09:48 AM IST
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